Hermione Cronje was appointed Investigating Director in the NPA in May 2019, a position she vacated in February 2022. She currently works as a consultant to the Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative (StAR) (a joint initiative of the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)) supporting countries like Moldova and Uzbekistan in their efforts to fight corruption by recovering the proceeds of crime. In the same capacity, between 2013 and 2019, she worked as an advisor and mentor to the asset recovery and anti-corruption units in Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Sri Lanka.
From 1998 to 2012, she was employed in various capacities in the NPA, first as an assistant to the first NDPP, as founding member of the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and 10 years as Regional Head: AFU in the Western Cape..
She has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government (2010); a BA 1(993) and LLB (1996) from UCT. She is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa (admitted in 2000) and was a member of the Cape Bar (2012 to 2019).