Getting to know: Clare Grimes

18-Oct-2016 09:14:56 / by The Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute

Meet Clare Grimes, President of The Insurance Institute of Galway.




What is your first memory of working in insurance?  

The sense of pride in growing my family business.


What has been an invaluable piece of advice that you received and passed on?  

Listen and treat everyone with respect – you’re not always going to agree, but remember that all opinions are valid.


What would we find on your desk at work that is specific to you?  

A picture of my children. It really brightens my day!


What do you love to do outside of work?  

Meeting with friends, walking and reading.


What is your favourite part of your job?  

Meeting new people and helping those in need. It really is so rewarding.


Complete this sentence: Insurance is…

Taking the hassle out of a stressful situation, when a customer needs to make a claim.