Gaelscoil Raifteirí and St. Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar. University College Dublin.
Leaving Cert (1999), Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies (1999), Fellowship of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2006), Fellowship of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2014)
McDonalds, UCD Student Union Shop, Life Insurance Actuary
Chief Financial and Risk Officer
Acorn Life, Galway
I live in Galway and have two small children, Méadhbh and Donnacha. Méadhbh is almost 5 years old and Donnacha is 3 years old. I am an actuary and accountant. I am also a director of a children's theatre company.
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How I Use Maths In My Job:
I work for a life insurance company. I use maths to calculate the probability of our customers making an insurance claim, based on their age or occupation or gender. I also use maths to make sure that there is enough money set aside at all times to pay all future claims.
My daily maths toolkit includes:
- Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
- Ratio & Proportion
My job involves a lot of problem solving which I absolutely love. My maths toolkit is very helpful for the detective work needed to solve a problem. Problem solving can take a lot of time but the Eureka moments which come with finding the answer make it all worthwhile! I also really love data storytelling – this involves using pictures and words to explain my answers to other people.
I work for a life insurance company as an actuary. I use maths to calculate the chances of insurance claims happening and to make sure there is enough money set aside to pay all future claims.
What's your favourite use for maths in everyday life?
Figuring out if you have enough money to buy something you really like!
What did you think about Maths when you were in school?
I loved it, especially in secondary school
What did you want to be after you left school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Possibly a lecturer
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