Elizabeth Howe

Elizabeth Howe OBE is currently Chair of the International Legal Assistance Consortium, based in Stockholm, Sweden.  She obtained a law degree from Exeter University in 1977 and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature for England and Wales in 1980.  She has been a public Prosecutor since 1980, working mainly in London, becoming Chief Crown Prosecutor for Kent in 1999.  She was Chair of the Kent Local Criminal Justice Board from 2003 to 2005 and was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service Executive Board and the Office of Criminal Justice Reform Board.  Kent being a coastal county, 'The Gateway to Europe', her office dealt with a considerable amount of international casework, including people smuggling & extradition work.  Ms. Howe is a Higher Court Advocate and was President of The Kent Law Society from 2006 to 2007.   In 2007 she joined The International Association of Prosecutors [The IAP] as their General Counsel on secondment from the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales, where she remained until 2015.  She was responsible for the professional work programme of the association.  She is a Trustee for a local Hospice in her home county of Kent.  In January 2008 Ms. Howe was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her service to the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales.