Nigel Byford

Nigel has worked within Probation for over 35 years following initial work with the voluntary sector and social services. His experience has included frontline and managerial positions in virtually all aspects of probation work including periods of secondment within the prison service. For the past 14 years Nigel has been an Assistant Chief Officer, leading on public protection work for Probation in the former Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust and since June 2014 the newly formed National Probation Service.

Nigel is currently Head of Stakeholder Engagement for the NPS Midlands division covering East and West Midlands regions. Currently his responsibilities involve leading on aspects of public protection work including:  MAPPA, extremism, serious organised crime, and victims. Nigel is also responsible for the NPS work across 19 prisons and the seconded probation staff in prisons.