Richard is GC of new FinTech 10x Future Technologies Limited ( founded by former CEO of Barclays, Antony Jenkins. Previously, at HSBC, Richard built from scratch a legal function of over 50 to support its worldwide operations. His focus was on the critical infrastructure of all global businesses and the contractual fundamentals supporting them. Before HSBC, Richard was Director of Legal at Cisco where he managed the legal team across LATAM, Caribbean, MEA, CEE, Russia/CIS and Pakistan. Richard is an alumni of the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer and of Cambridge University (spending far more time playing rugby than in the lecture halls!). He lives in Devon in South West England and is married to a fabulous garden designer who now has set up and runs a luxury safari lodge campsite at their home in Devon which, earlier this year, was recognised as the best glamping business in the South West.