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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.

Welcome Robyn

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Robyn joined Dynamo at the beginning of 2018 as the Office Manager of our South African team. Robyn studied at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, where she achieved her Bachelor of Accounting degree. Through her studies and an internship program, she has gained a good understanding of business operations and finances, as well as strong organizational, administrative and communication skills. She is looking forward to growing in these skills as she joins the Dynamo team!

In addition to her university education and internship program, Robyn has been involved in various leadership activities and community interaction projects throughout her school and university career. Robyn is currently involved in “Dream Girls”, a sub-division of an NPO called PROCHORUS, in Stellenbosch. Dream Girls involves the mentoring of underprivileged teenage girls to combat social and cultural issues, to help them finish school and ultimately to help them hope for and attain a better future. She has moved from mentoring the girls to a strategic role, where she is involved in vision sharing, goal setting and project planning.

Robyn is married, and she and her husband share a passion for people and hospitality. They love nature and enjoy going hiking and exploring beautiful places together. Robyn is also interested in language and culture, her favourite school subject being French. She loves to try new things, and thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to horse ride, snow ski and wakeboard.

Fun Fact: Robyn was born in South Africa, but she has also lived in Wales for five years during the early part of her childhood!