Andrew Penhale is the Head of Specialist Fraud Division and was appointed in February 2020. The Division conducts large, complex fraud, bribery and tax evasion cases, from a range of different investigators; including HMRC, NCA, City of London Police, MHRA, NHS and police forces from across the country. The Division contains over 200 staff based in six offices in England and Wales.
Prior to taking up post, Andrew was the Chief Crown Prosecutor for nearly three years in the CPS North-East Area, leading teams based in Newcastle and Middlesbrough, covering Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland. Andrew was previously a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, between 2015 and 2017, based in Leeds. Both posts involved leading teams conducting mainstream prosecutions
Between 2011 and 2015, Andrew was Deputy Head of the Specialist Fraud Division and , with Prior to that, he spent four years as the northern Unit Head for the Organised Crime Division, leading