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Welcome Matthew

Matthew joined the London office as a consultant in 2018 from Australia. A qualified actuary with six years’ experience in general insurance and analytics, he has been involved in a range of projects for insurers with a focus on reserving, pricing and reporting for both short- and long-tail lines. Matthew has also applied sophisticated predictive modelling techniques to a range of problems for private sector and government clients, which have found large-scale application. He is looking forward to taking on new challenges at Dynamo!

Matthew studied Aerospace Engineering at university in Melbourne and worked as a mechanical engineering consultant before making the leap to actuarial in 2012. Beginning the actuarial exams from scratch, he was proud to be confirmed as a Fellow in late 2017.

Outside of work, Matthew is a committed skier and has travelled extensively to pursue the hobby. He also enjoys live music and sport, craft beer and getting into the mountains (whatever the season).

Fun fact: Matthew has experienced 35 winters in the last 20 years.

Welcome Grace

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Grace joins Dynamo as a Senior Analyst in the UK consulting team.  After graduating from City University with a first-class honours in Actuarial Science, Grace began her career with the reserving team at QBE.  She then went on to gain a wealth of pricing experience at Axis before taking on an underwriting role there for the last two years.  She is excited to be joining the team and is looking forward to working with our clients, drawing on her industry experience to add value whilst learning from the great minds at Dynamo!

Outside of work, Grace is dedicated to powerlifting and trains at Bethnal Green Weightlifing Club.  She placed third at the most recent British women’s championships and is in the running to represent the UK at the world championships in Canada!  She also enjoys reading and being outdoors.

Fun Fact: Grace is passionate about cooking (and eating) Indian food and maintains a large spice library in her kitchen at home.

Welcome Giles

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Giles joins Dynamo as a senior analyst in the UK consulting team. After graduating from the University of Warwick in 2015, with a first-class honours in Mathematics, Giles gained a variety of actuarial experience; working first as a pensions consultant and then as a pricing and reserving analyst at an international MGA operating through Lloyds.

He is very much excited to join Dynamo and looking forward to developing his skillset and adding value to all the clients that we work upon.

At university Giles was the Treasurer of the Warwick Maths Society, playing a large role in returning the society to profit, and completed several charitable projects including spending a month teaching in rural India. Since graduating he has maintained his interest in charity and played a pivotal role in establishing a charity committee at his previous company; believing there is an onus on each of us to make the world a better place for others.

Despite all the studying he has for his actuarial exams, Giles still finds time to play his guitar and go for a usually rainy jog through London.

Fun Fact: Giles once ran the Budapest marathon, raising over £1,200 for the Children’s Society and claims that he can still feel the post-race cramps to this day.