Welcome André

André joins Dynamo as a Developer in the South African office. He graduated with Bachelor and Honours Psychology degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. During his studies he became interested in computers and did a Programming Diploma and then studied Java. He started working as a developer using C# in 2001 when .NET beta was released.

He has worked as a software developer since 2001 in various industries like telecoms, finance, and marketing.

Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking and hiking.

Fun Fact: André also enjoys racing cars in virtual reality.

Welcome Mandeep

Mandeep joined Dynamo in September 2019 as an Analyst in the UK team. She graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics. She began her career at HDI Global Specialty where she gained experience working in the reserving team and has acquired knowledge working with ResQ, VBA and R.

Mandeep is thrilled to join Dynamo and is working towards qualifying as an actuary with the IFoA in a few years time.

Outside of work Mandeep enjoys reading, going for long walks and is an avid Formula 1 fan.

Fun Fact: Mandeep memorised pi to 250 decimal places one night when she was having trouble sleeping.

City vs Wharf 5K Run 2019 | Alice Turner

Yesterday the ‘Dynamo & friends’ team went for round two of the City vs Wharf 5K run. With new t-shirts, excitement and some nerves filling the air, we headed over to Victoria Park. It was another year of everyone claiming ‘orange isn’t my colour’ but we all pulled off the Dynamo t-shirt style with ease.

Bags were dropped off and a few team photos later, we were ready to begin the race. We had a range of abilities; from marathon runners, to the occasional park runner, to first time runners. 6pm on the dot, the klaxon went off and the race began! The cheering squad of Marc, Ronnie, Mo and I were watching on eagerly waiting for the orange runners to come into sight. We were at the 3K mark and saw many thumbs ups, smiles and even Grace who blew a kiss to the camera! Sadly we have no proof as she was too fast when passing by.

This year there were 754 runners and the first of our team, JP, passed the finish line in 31st place with a time of 19 minutes and 25 seconds. JP claims to ‘only run when playing football’, and so this is an even more impressive time. Hot on his heels was David, just 9 seconds behind with a time of 19 minutes and 34 seconds. At 23 minutes 37 seconds, Angharad was the first female of our team to cross the line and achieved her 5k personal best! A big congratulations to JP and Angharad for winning the fastest male and female prizes. Despite just getting off a flight from Sydney that afternoon, Adrian was the first dynamite to finish with a time of 26 minutes 4 seconds. Everyone on the Dynamo team did an amazing job completing the 5K.

With everyone sporting their newly acquired medals, we headed to the pub for a well-deserved drink and to celebrate completing the 5K. We had a brilliant evening and want to thank our clients for joining us last night. We look forward to next year and maybe even more PB’s can be achieved.