Friday August 14, 2020

‘When I recruit new people, I hire primarily for attitude’

You can train for skill, but not for personality and character, according to Ruth Shipsey of Medisec

26th July, 2020
Ruth Shipsey, chief executive a Medisec: ‘I think we, as women, often underestimate our capabilities when considering new career opportunities.’ Photo: Fergal Phillips

Ruth Shipsey is chief executive at Medisec, the insurance intermediary providing professional indemnity cover to doctors in Ireland. Established in 1994, Medisec employs 25 people and has more than 2,200 GPs and consultants on its books. The Irish-owned company recently agreed a deal with Medpro, a division of Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC, which will become its exclusive underwriter from this month onwards

As a 20-year-old student, I was asked, in the summer of 1983, to...

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