DPP Rory Field *File photo
DPP Rory Field *File photo
21 April 2010

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. George Fergusson, today announced that the appointment of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Rory Field, has been extended for a further year, until the end of 2014.

It has been the intention since Mr. Field’s re-appointment in 2010 that if possible his successor would be a Bermudian. A competition for the post was therefore launched earlier this year, limited to Bermudian candidates. In the event, only one application was received.

The Governor convened a panel, chaired by the Deputy Governor, to advise him on the appointment. This panel recommended, after some consideration, that the candidate would be qualified for the appointment, subject to a suggested transitional period.

The Governor accepted this recommendation and had begun to set its implementation in train. However, in the light of certain subsequent developments, it became untenable for the appointment to proceed.

The Governor is grateful to Mr. Field for his agreement to continue for a further year.