“I think for us lawyers, sometimes giving away that title and that security and that training…and that identity that you’ve built all the way through…can be quite difficult.”   Karen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer Moneybox. 

Karen Kerrigan has managed to do something many in-house lawyers want to do, which is to move to a business role. 

 Karen is the COO at Moneybox, which is a savings and investment platform with more than 700,000 customers. 

 Prior to Moneybox, Karen was the Chief Legal Officer and then COO at Seedrs, the well-known equity crowdfunding platform. 

 She studied English at Oxford University before commencing her legal training. Karen worked in private practice at Simmons & Simmons before moving in-house. 

She talks to Ben about her career journey and transition from law to operations and what she learned along the way.