Rahul Saxena to join the Crick as General Counsel and Company Secretary

Rahul Saxena

The Francis Crick Institute is delighted to announce that Rahul Saxena will be its new General Counsel and Company Secretary, responsible for the Institute’s legal and governance matters.

I’m excited to be joining the Crick and look forward to supporting the very best in scientific discovery.
Rahul Saxena

Rahul, who will take over from the Crick’s current General Counsel Dan Fitz in October 2023, brings with him a wealth of experience across in-house and private practice law, as well as business governance, ethics and compliance.

Rahul has previously held roles as General Counsel for RBS Sempra Metals where he advised the senior executive team and led on all Board governance matters, and then at BP where he was Associate General Counsel and Global Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. In 2016, he was appointed as BP’s Group Ethics and Compliance Officer and led a global function of 160 professional investigators and regulatory and compliance executives. 

“I’m excited to be joining the Crick and look forward to supporting the very best in scientific discovery,” says Rahul.

“The scale of the potential within the Crick and also its partners across the Kings Cross research ecosystem is inspiring and I am proud to be part of this growth and ambition.”

Dr Sam Barrell, the Crick’s Deputy CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rahul to the Crick and we will benefit greatly from his outstanding achievements and experience. He follows in the footsteps of our colleague, Dan Fitz, who has served the Crick with real dedication. As well as enormous technical expertise and incisive judgement, Dan brought a warmth, compassion and joy to the Crick’s leadership that will be very much missed.”

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