Meet Shelley Lombard

Client Services Manager

Shelley Lombard

Shelley’s Story

In a nutshell…

The days in the office are never the same. I love variety in my life. And I love helping people. I’m a great believer in the personal touch and finding solutions that fit perfectly with what people need. It’s very rewarding.

My life in finance…

I’ve been in financial services since 1984. I worked with all the big household names in finance, always in customer service. Royal Liver closed the department I was working in, just when Clive and Teresa were looking for someone to head up the headquarters office here in Cork.

My best experience in life…

Being given the loan of the then reigning world champion dressage horse. His name was Granat. He was so highly trained, he could practically read my mind. I asked, “How do I control him?” They said, “Just think it.” They were right. I’ve never experienced that on a horse since. Absolutely incredible.

Outside of work…

I adore spending time with my horse, my dogs, my garden. All those sort of things that come with country living.

My advice…

Communication is the name of the game. People are good; they aren’t clairvoyant. If people don’t have the information they need, they can’t act or act in the way you want them to. So you need to make sure that they have everything they need.

The best place in the world

I live in a tiny village in West Cork. As a homebird, that’s perfection for me. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

I can’t stand…

The incredibly dishonest politics in Ireland. That really does make me angry.

If money were no object…

I’d buy a small holding. A small self-sufficient farm.