The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is pleased to announce that Gary Gallen, CEO and founder of Hull-based law firm rradar, will join its pool of Mentors, offering support to NIA Fellows.

Gary is a trusted legal advisor, technology innovator, and a disruptor of the legal market. Prior to the setting up of rradar, Gary had established himself as one of the UK’s leading corporate defence lawyers.

In addition to his legal practice, Gary has pioneered the application of technology in the delivery of legal services. He is also a Tech North Advocate, working with technology companies in the North of England.Gary joins an expert, high-profile group, offering bespoke guidance to Fellows. Current Mentors include Sudhesh Kumar, Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare at University of Warwick; Professor the Lord Ara Darzi; Judge Business School Fellow, Pam Garside; and Chairman of NHS Digital, Noel Gordon.

The pool of Mentors providing support to the NIA is regularly expanded according to the experiences and identified needs of the Fellows. Representing a broad skills base, Mentor support includes advice, guidance and networking.

Recognised as a sector guru and visionary, Gary has been recognised for his outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial vision, and under his direction, his company has placed in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 rankings for Europe, the Middle East and Africa – the only law firm to be included. More recently, rradar has ranked 88th in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, an index of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK, again the only law firm to be included.

Gary has been awarded the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 and the Viking FM Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He is also a member of For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) a group of Hull and East Riding based business people who collectively turn over £3bn each year.

For more information about the Mentors supporting the NIA, visit