What is your current job and how long have you been doing it?
I am an actuary in the pensions department at BWCI where I have worked for almost 10 years. I help make sure that local companies with Final Salary Pension Schemes are holding enough in assets to enable them to pay their pensions in future.
What does a typical day at the office look like for you?
Reviewing actuarial calculation work;
Drafting and reviewing actuarial reports and advice for clients;
Meeting, calling, or emailing clients to discuss various aspects of their pension schemes; and
Hopefully grabbing a quick sandwich to eat at my desk while catching up on the news and sport on the BBC website!
If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?
Teaching English as a foreign language. I have had past experience and always enjoyed it. It would be nice to be able to do it somewhere sunny!
What was your first job?
Not including an early morning paper round, working at Homebase three nights a weeks after school for about £3.50 an hour to pay for driving lessons and a car (a B-reg (1984) Fiat Uno!). Ask me anything about Dulux paint or MDF!
What is your role/involvement with YBG?
I sit on council as Treasurer. I also attend the majority of events and will shortly be getting involved with my third Business Trends survey.
What is your favourite thing to do in Guernsey?
Building sandcastles on the beach with my two young children, Olivia and George.
Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?
- Shane Warne – the greatest living cricketer. He would probably have thousands of interesting and amusing cricket anecdotes and would be a great person to discuss the game with.
- Suzy Dent (from dictionary corner on Channel 4’s Countdown) – intelligent, sophisticated, refined; basically the opposite of Shane Warne! Having an interest in languages myself, I am sure we would have a lot to discuss.
- My Grandfather – Having died when I was young, it would be good to be able to ask him the many questions that I never got the chance to!