August 18, 2021
Lyndsay Clarkson and Andrew Corrigan embrace the theme of collaboration by teaming up for this joint spotlight story! Having both recently joined the Group Risk & Compliance team, this duo tell us about their career journeys so far, why they chose PIB and what they’re looking forward to about their new roles. And of course, a spotlight story wouldn’t be the same without revealing some interesting facts which includes Lyndsay’s TV debut and Andy’s dabble at Dj’ing in Ibiza.
Tell us a bit about your career so far…
Andy: I’ve worked in insurance for over 15 years now, the majority of which has been spent at Paymentshield,Towergate and Acorn Insurance. I’ve predominantly worked in second line compliance roles, both from a monitoring and partnering perspective, but I’ve also had operational roles in complaints, quality assurance and customer experience.
I’ve often heard people say they fell into insurance and that’s certainly the case for me, but I was attracted to compliance as it touches so many different aspects of a business and believe it or not, I really think it’s never boring. I still haven’t quite given up on my dream of playing for Liverpool though!
Lyndsay: I have worked in insurance for many, many years now and for several years within the compliance space. My last role was with the esure group as their Compliance Assurance Manager, I was at esure for nearly 12 years. I really enjoy working in the Group Risk and Compliance team and challenging that stereotype of compliance, that age-old perception that we are here to catch people out which is not the case. My ethos is we are here to work collaboratively and help to keep colleagues and our clients safe. That approach was one of the things that attracted me to PIB.
What attracted you to PIB as a career destination?
Andy: I was aware there are a lot of good people working here and that it was a diverse business going through an exciting period of change and expansion. I thought this would give me a good opportunity to broaden my skills and experience. I was also impressed with what I’d heard of its culture and values, particularly in relation to collaboration which I think is important on so many levels.
Lyndsay: After deciding to move, I looked at a few companies and took time considering who I felt excited about and who had the type of culture that aligned with my core values. After reading the job advert for PIB I was drawn by the terminology used, it referred to my role as acting as a ‘critical friend’ within the business. This struck a chord for me and from there, as I read more about PIB and the direction it was moving in, I was certain that I wanted to be part of their journey.
How is life at PIB so far?
Andy: It’s been great so far, I’ve really enjoyed it and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone. The team I’m working with have been very supportive and good fun too which really helps.
Lyndsay: Having come from a role where I knew the business, process, regulations inside and out it is such an unfamiliar feeling to be the ‘newbie’. However, the support I have received since starting this role has been fantastic. Everyone has been very welcoming.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
Andy: I once DJ’ed in Ibiza. I have a real passion for music and when away on a holiday, I was asked to step in for someone at short notice. It wasn’t at one of the super clubs unfortunately but a great experience all the same.
Lyndsay: I once attended a friend’s wedding, who was married on the TV program ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’. Our friend John decided to throw his wife-to-be Jackie out of a plane on the morning of their wedding… I believe It was once voted the top episode (although, the pig farm episode has now taken over).
Andy: On a personal and professional level, I think it’s probably getting through lockdown in one piece. The first few months were spent at home with a raucous two year old whilst my partner, was heavily pregnant. It was also a particularly busy and demanding time for both of us workwise. We soon had a newborn to look after too and whilst it’s been tough at times, we’ve managed to make a success of it. I definitely feel stronger and more resilient for the experience.
Lyndsay: Career highlights: I have been lucky enough to have a career that I love and over the years I have many great memories but I think the highlight was making it to the final 5 in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ competition in my previous role. This involved presenting to the Board, CEO, and Chairman. Afterward, we were invited back to enjoy a meal cooked by a professional chef.
How do you relax outside of work?
Andy: Football is probably my biggest passion. I’m a season ticket holder at Liverpool and am really looking forward to getting back to the match. I also play for a local team and jump at the chance to play wherever and whenever I can. Aside from that, I like spending time with the family, listening to plenty of music and I certainly relax with a drink when I can!
Lyndsay: I love walking and listening to music, podcast, or an audible book. I have also recently taken up cold water swimming. This is very challenging especially given the recent frosty mornings, but highly rewarding.
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