Litigation and commercial law firm, rradar, has made two key appointments to its Senior Leadership Team.
Sarah Blanchfield joins the specialist firm as people director and is responsible for leading and driving the HR function and people strategy for the business. With over 20 years’ experience, Sarah is a highly experienced HR leader who has worked in the Financial Services and Business Process Outsourcing sectors operating at board level and on an international basis.
Sarah joins the business from Sedgwick International UK, where she was HR director with responsibility for leading culture, engagement and talent for both UK and international operations. Prior to this, she led multi-country teams managing large scale people programmes including reward and recognition, recruitment, learning and development and talent development. She has played a pivotal role in supporting businesses and their people, for companies such as Capita plc, International Personal Finance plc and Bradford & Bingley.
Ruth Turner has been appointed as rradar’s new finance director. Ruth will lead the Finance function both strategically and operationally for the business, with a specific focus alongside the leadership team, in leveraging its existing successful platform and driving further sustainable growth across broader business operations, as part of the firm’s long-term strategic plan.
Ruth is a highly experienced Finance and business transformational leader, with significant experience across a wide range of sectors with large national and global organisations.
Starting her career at PWC, Ruth has served at a senior level at Stock Exchange listed companies such as Merck Group and Associated British Ports and was the head of fFinance processes and systems at DLA Piper.
Gary Gallen, founder and CEO of rradar, said: “We are extremely excited by these appointments and are delighted to welcome both Sarah and Ruth to rradar. They have impressive track records and their experience and expertise will be invaluable to us. These key appointments further reinforce our strategy of bringing the industry’s best talent into our business.”
“We are always looking out for ambitious, high-quality and driven people to join our business. People like Sarah and Ruth bring deep and diverse experiences and skills that will ensure the company’s continued growth.
Gary added: “Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed a significant increase in exciting new opportunities for rradar. This has included diversifying our offering, extending our services, products and proposition to new clients and strategic business partners that will drive our business forward.
“We have much to be excited about and 2020 already promises to be a busy year, filled with exciting opportunities. Our vision and strategy are unique and ambitious, but with careful planning and execution, we will successfully deliver as a team and truly make a significant effect not only across the UK, but on a global scale.”