Changes to NCA leadership team

26 March 2015

NCA Deputy Director General Phil Gormley and Director Trevor Pearce have announced plans to leave the NCA later this year.

Phil Gormley has completed 30 years in law enforcement and will retire from the NCA in the autumn.

Trevor Pearce has been appointed a Commissioner for the Gambling Commission by the Secretary of State for Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Both of them have provided early notice to ensure a seamless transition and to enable an incoming Home Secretary to be advised of the agency’s leadership plans.

Trevor Pearce is currently leading Operation Stovewood, an independent investigation into criminal allegations of non-familial child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. He will retain overall leadership of Operation Stovewood until June 2015 to oversee a smooth transition into the second phase of the investigation.

The NCA’s Director General Keith Bristow said:

"Phil has made a huge contribution during a distinguished 30 year career. His leadership has been key to the NCA's strong start and his impact beyond the agency has shaped the law enforcement landscape to enable us to turn our ambition of effective partnership working to tackle serious and organised crime threats into a reality. 

“It has also been my enormous privilege to work with Trevor in the NCA. Trevor is an outstanding public servant with a long and distinguished career. He has contributed a huge amount to law enforcement and his expertise will be missed. I wish him well in his new role.”

Further information on Operation Stovewood is available here.

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