Maria McNulty

Account Executive, Lockton LLP

IFSDG:  How long have you worked in Lockton LLP?

Maria:  I have worked with Lockton for just short of two and a half years.

IFSDG:  How many people work at Lockton LLP?

Maria:  Lockton Global employs over 7,500 people in over 90 offices worldwide. In Scotland we have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and employ 40 associates, of which 18 are based in Glasgow. We are always looking for quality talent to expand our team.

IFSDG:  What is the vision for Lockton LLP in Glasgow?

Maria:  To be the leading and best recognised corporate Insurance broker in Scotland; one which provides bespoke insurance solutions for all existing and prospective clients.

IFSDG:  What's a typical day for you?

Maria:  I do not have a typical day which is a huge attraction of my role. The only common theme is engaging consistently with both clients and future clients, though their needs and requirements will differ.

My routine is best described as;

  • Start early checking emails from the night before, particularly from my overseas colleagues who help me handle the business of our international clients.
  • Liaise with the wider Lockton team to ensure we are prepared for the day ahead.
  • Meet clients to discuss their risk objectives.
  • Answer any queries with regards to proposed or ongoing contracts.
  • Liaise with insurers to ensure our clients are fully protected against the current and future risks they face.
  • Ensure the team is delivering on all promises - honesty and integrity is everything to me.
  • At some point, I hope, grab a sandwich and coffee!

IFSDG:  Why did Lockton LLP choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Maria:  Glasgow is Scotland's capital for the general insurance industry, so when the opportunity arose three years ago to move office, moving into a prestigious office in the Financial Services District was a no brainer.

There are already some fantastic local, national and international companies represented in the Financial Services District and Lockton Corporate Scotland is proud to be part of its growing success.

Glasgow is unique when it comes to our people. We are recognised across the globe as friendly, supportive and genuinely interested in others. I have personally experienced these wonderful traits when engaging with other professional services firms within the city.

As they say, 'People Make Glasgow'.

IFSDG:  Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Maria:  The people, the business opportunities and, of course, the shops.

IFSDG:  What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Maria:  Being recently promoted to Account Executive for one of the world's largest corporate broking firms.

IFSDG:  What is the best investment you ever made?

Maria:  My dishwasher!

IFSDG:  Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

Maria:  Walt Disney, or the Disney Corporation, as it continues to thrive on success after almost 100 years in business. I admire how it is consistently successful as a business while bringing happiness both to adults and children through its movies and theme parks.

IFSDG:  What did you want to be when you were a child?

Maria:  A designer….and I have a Blue Peter badge to prove it.

IFSDG:  What do you do to relax away from the office?

Maria:  I like to spend time with my family and dog. I also enjoy walking.

IFSDG:  I-Phone or Android?

Maria:  I-phone.

IFSDG:  Favourite band?

Maria:  Difficult one, as I am generally a music lover and listen to a wide variety of artists. If I had to choose, my all-time favourite would be Take That.

IFSDG:  Favourite sport?

Maria:  Football, for which I blame my eight brothers. I also enjoy watching rugby.

IFSDG:  Favourite movie?

Maria:  Pretty Woman.

IFSDG:  Sunshine or snow?

Maria:  Sunshine.

IFSDG:  ...and finally, what three words sum you up?

Maria:  Ambitious, Caring and Fun.

  • Maria McNulty