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What is your current job and how long have you been doing it for?

I work as part of the investment team at BWCI, and I’ve been doing that since I graduated in 2013.

What does a typical day at the office look like to you?

Honestly working at an actuarial firm leaves little opportunity for excitement and spontaneity as we are dealing with people’s life savings, so every possible outcome is triple-checked and prepared for. That being said, I do get to use and build on the maths I learnt at University and using the various models we’ve created is rather fun.

If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?

I’ve got a fleeting attention span so my answer to this changes every few weeks. Right now though I’ve just come back from a month in Namibia so I’m going to say travel writer. I think bumming around with a note pad and pen for weeks at a time would be wonderful.

What was your first job?

At school I used to do 3 or 4 nights a week at the Rocquettes pub. Dealing with drunks in the front and finishing off my homework in the back. As you can imagine my grades suffered horribly.

How long have you been involved in YBG and what have you got out of being a member?

My first event I was part of was the 2013 Christmas parade and I think I enjoyed it more than actual Christmas. YBG is just a great group of people all with heaps of ideas and interests which make for some real interesting conversations at the networking events. I’ve not been a member for long enough to really benefit directly from the networking in a professional capacity, however socially it’s always a blast and a highlight of each month.

What is your favourite thing to do in Guernsey?

It’s got to be cliff running. Really hard challenging routes and spectacular views make a great start to your Sunday mornings. I can then slack off the rest of the day guilt free.

Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?

Ben Fogle – He’s done it all. Modern day adventurer, animal lover, family man. Seems like a stand-up guy and someone I would like to get to know.
Taylor Swift – I just think we would legitimately get on.
Isaac Asimov – The guy wrote sci-fi better than anyone else. My ideas might not be too great but I’d love to hear his opinion on them.