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Meet a Committee member: Clare Lindley, member of the Standards, Ethics and Regulatory Liaison Committee


What is your career background?

Like so many in our industry, I’ve worked within it for many years. I started my career back in 1999 at a small company called Bartfields UK in Leeds. In 2007, I joined Begbies Traynor, where I became qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner. In 2013, I moved to StepChange Voluntary Arrangements and started taking personal appointments. I can definitely say that 22 years have gone by in a blink of an eye.


How did you join the Standards, Ethics and Regulatory Liaison Committee?

I volunteered with the IPA and joined the Personal Insolvency Committee. This Committee merged with the Corporate Insolvency Committee and became the Standards, Ethics and Regulation Liaison Committee. It is important that we are all given our say on what happens in this industry, and this is the perfect opportunity to do just that.


What is the value to you of being on this Committee?

Being on the Committee allows me to be involved in the process of shaping our landscape and to be able to have open discussions on technical issues and drafting guidance for IPA members.


If you weren’t an Insolvency Practitioner, what would you be doing?

This must be the hardest question ever! I haven’t got a clue. During my younger years, I owned an ex-racehorse, so probably something along those lines.