Law firm RPC hires new IT director

Law firm RPC has appointed Serious Fraud Office (SFO) chief technology officer Ben Denison as its new director of information technology.

Joining the firm on 6 January, he will support firm's growth in technology and innovation, as well as helping to find solutions for clients to harness benefits of technology.

He will replace interim IT director Craig Hawthorne, who will transition to the firm’s insurance consulting arm RPC Consulting at the end of the financial year.

Denison will report to the chief operating officer and play an important role in shaping and delivering the firm's own global technology strategy.

He spent five years at the SFO, driving the law enforcement agency's overhaul of IT systems, policies, infrastructure and digital transformation. He managed IT services for over 650 users, including lawyers, investigators, accountants and corporate services teams, and rebuilt the in-house technology team and capabilities.

RPC's chief operating officer Alistair Johnson said: "RPC has a strong commitment to innovation and his appointment ensures that RPC continues its path in unleashing the advantages of technological transformation in our industry.

“I would also like to thank Craig for his outstanding work while stepping in as an interim director of IT and I couldn't be more delighted that he has agreed to continue his work and transition into an integral role in RPC's leading consulting arm."

Denison added: "I was immediately impressed by RPC's strong commitment and appetite for innovation, in particular its recognition of the potential that technology has to enhance its internal capabilities, and importantly in how it can be used to transform the delivery of services to clients.”

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