So why Vitality?
I was seconded to Vitality from private practice as it was a client. It was a young ambitious start up company with strong backing from its parent companies at the time, Discovery and Prudential, which was a great combination. The sense of building something from the ground up and being able to make a tangible difference to the company, as well as the camaraderie in the team was very appealing. There is a strong element of social good underpinning the Vitality insurance model too which is still important to me.
How does your typical day as an in house lawyer look?
I arrive at the office at 8:45am. Most days rush by in a bit of blur of activity with six or so meetings ranging from our fortnightly Executive Committee, to weekly one to ones with my team, product development brainstorm sessions and sales meeting. I try to take an hour to go to the gym at lunchtime three times a week, which is encouraged, and fill the rest of the day with emails, calls and drafting. I leave work about 6:30 – 7pm and carry on my emails on the tube home.