On 9 February 2016, the Attorney General’s Office announced that David Green’s term as Director of the SFO will end on 20 April 2018. He was appointed  Director in April 2012 for a fixed term due to end in April 2016.

The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP, reflected that, during Mr Green’s directorship, he has “led a change in the organisation’s approach to prosecuting cases and delivered the first UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement and the first convictions under the Bribery Act 2010.”