GCSEs, A Levels, first class honours in Mathematics and Statistics
Pensions consultant and actuary’s
Pension risk manager
Mathematician turned Actuary, from Northern Ireland, now living and working in Dublin
I love spending time with my family – I have two young kids so they keep me busy. When I have time I love running and catching up with friends.
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How I Use Maths In My Job:
As an actuary you use lots of your mathematical knowledge, from percentages and ratios to statistics and probability, to plain adding up!!
At my stage of my career I don’t see Mathematics as much as I used to but I still love to get out my calculator and sense check the work others have done.
I work in a non-traditional actuarial role for the NTMA. I use the actuarial knowledge I built up in the past to help Trustees manage the Company’s pension scheme.
My Typical Day
I get up early and cycle into work at around 7am. The first thing I do, after breakfast, I’d check check my emails and send a few to people. I then have meetings with the people I work with, complete actions coming out of them. I usually have a quick lunch as I like to focus at work. The afternoon is often about finishing off my to do list for the day and making sure I have a plan for the next day.
What I'd do with the prize money
Help students who want to go to college and stay actuary but might not have the financially resources to do so
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Hard working, drive and chatty
What did you think about Maths when you were in school?
I loved it!!
What did you want to be after you left school?
No idea at all!!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Travelled the world for 4 months
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be happy, healthy and loved