Catherine Dyer

Catherine Dyer is a Solicitor, the Crown Agent for Scotland and the Chief Executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the department responsible for all prosecution of crime and investigation of deaths in Scotland.  She was awarded her LLB with Honours in Forensic Medicine, University of Glasgow, before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1983 and working in private practice.  She was appointed Procurator Fiscal Depute, Kilmarnock, in 1986, then returned to private practice in 1990.  She rejoined Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service as Procurator Fiscal Depute at Hamilton before transferring to the Crown Office High Court Unit in 1995, where she specialized in preparing cases dealing with serious crimes across Scotland.  In 1997, she was appointed Head, Deaths Unit, Glasgow. In 1999, she was appointed Assistant Procurator Fiscal, Edinburgh, and in 2000, she was appointed Procurator Fiscal, Linlithgow.  In 2001, she was appointed to carry out a management review of the Crown Service, with Jonathan Pryce, Scottish Executive, and co-authored the Pryce-Dyer Report in 2002.  In December 2002, she took up the post of Senior Assistant Procurator Fiscal, Glasgow, and in December 2003, she was appointed Area Procurator Fiscal, Glasgow.  Ms. Dyer took up the post of Director of Strategic Delivery in the Crown Office until her new appointment as Crown Agent and Chief Executive in 2010.