Controversial former Director of Public Prosecutions, Dame Barbara Mills QC, has resurfaced as independent adjudicator to the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise.
Mills, who ran the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has been out of the public eye since resigning from her post in June last year on the eve of Sir Iain Glidewell's damning report on the CPS. She will take up her appointment on 26 April.
At the time of her resignation, Mills was severely criticised for lowering staff morale, falling numbers of prosecutions and remaining isolated from the police force.
In her new post, Mills will act as an impartial referee for people not satisfied with the department's responses to complaints.
Dame Valerie Strachan, chairman at Customs and Excise, says: “She will provide us with an independent perspective on the services we provide and the way we handle complaints.”