Ex-HSBC senior leader joins rradar as chief operating officer

Ex-HSBC senior leader joins rradar as chief operating officer

Litigation and commercial law firm rradar has appointed ex-HSBC executive Richard Crabb to the role of chief operating officer.

Crabb (pictured) will be in charge of the strategic and operational delivery of the legal teams at the Hull-based firm, together with the corporate governance and change management functions, with a focus on delivering an integrated service model.

Reporting directly to rradar’s chief executive officer, Gary Gallen, Crabb will be a key member of the firm’s senior leadership team.

During his 10-year tenure at HSBC Bank, Crabb held several senior executive posts, including global head of commercial, tech and innovation. In this role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the bank’s commercial and innovation strategies for its global legal function—working with 1,200 lawyers and business professionals in more than 34 countries.

Before joining HSBC, he was a corporate and commercial partner at McCormicks Solicitors in Harrogate.

Commenting on the appointment, Gallen said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to rradar in another key appointment for the business. Coming from the multinational banking and financial services organisation, HSBC, Richard brings significant legal and commercial leadership experience and expertise to rradar.”

“He has a clear understanding of how to drive efficiencies across an integrated service delivery model, having led the implementation of technology, best-practice legal, compliance and risk management processes.”

“Once again, rradar’s pioneering and proven history of growth has attracted a top global talent, which will ultimately enable us to maximise our performance, deliver growth and ensure that we achieve our short and long-term objectives.”

Crabb said: “I’m delighted to have joined rradar at such a pivotal juncture. We have an incredible journey ahead of us, expanding and growing our legal services business with a key focus on driving our private legal services capabilities and offering, including our training and consultancy services.”

“My priority is optimising efficiency and service quality through collaborative leadership and by implementing first-class processes.

“Driving performance across our insurance legal services business for our clients and partners remains at our core, and you can expect continuous innovation and new developments.”

Crabb is the latest in a string of high-profile leadership appointments at rradar, alongside chief technology officer Andy Clarke and commercial director Richard Sheridan, as well as non-executive directors Kieran Rigby and Jeremy Cohen, who were recently elected to the firm’s expanding board.

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