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Welcome Hayden and Gemma

Hayden Ware

Hayden joined Dynamo Analytics in 2021 as a consultant in the Australian office. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Wollongong with a degree in pure mathematics and finance, and has since gone on to qualify as an actuary. Prior to joining Dynamo, Hayden worked in a large Australian general insurer in the pricing, capital, and reserving spaces, with a focus on predictive modelling and reserving process transformation. From this experience, Hayden has developed a solid technical skillset, particularly in R, SQL, and machine learning.

Outside of work, Hayden is a long-time guitarist, keen snowboarder, and unprepared hiking enthusiast. He has recently obtained his motorcycle licence with the hopes of planning some international road trip adventures in Europe or Asia.

Fun fact: Hayden has perfected the art of the microwaved egg.

Gemma Smith

Gemma joined Dynamo as a consultant in the Australian office in November 2021. She is a qualified actuary with almost five years of previous experience as an actuarial consultant in general insurance. Her focus has been primarily on reserving and reporting for a range of different lines of business.

When she is not working, Gemma spends her time playing board games, developing her paper crafting skills, keeping her indoor plants alive and spending quality time with friends and family.

Fun fact: A few years ago, Gemma memorised the capital city of every country in the world in an attempt to make up for her lack of geography knowledge in trivia… Don’t test her on it now though…