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Welcome Lance

Lance joined Dynamo in March 2021 as Acquisition Manager in the UK office.

He completed a BSc Financial Mathematics degree at the University of Pretoria, spending a few years in the South African actuarial industry before moving to London in 2006 to pursue a position in specialist actuarial recruitment. During almost 15 years in recruitment Lance completed a MBA degree and also won an industry award as Recruiter of the Year in 2019.

Bringing an actuarial foundation along with an inherent philosophy to continually optimise and improve, he looks forward to collaborating with the team at Dynamo to build on the group’s success.

Outside of work, Lance enjoys keeping active and you’ll often find him out running with his family and very energetic Springer Spaniel.

Fun fact: Lance twice participated in the Red Bull Box Cart Race, including leading a team in the first ever event to be held in South Africa.

Welcome Kay

Kay joined Dynamo in March 2021 as a part-qualified actuary in the UK office, having graduated with an Honours degree in Actuarial Science and completed a full placement year in industry. The electives offered during Kay’s degree course allowed her to tailor the degree to her interests and career aspirations.

She is keen to learn and develop, and there is a myriad of exciting projects that Kay will be working on as she delves into her career.

Kay loves to travel and really enjoyed her stay at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai – where she spent oodles of time playing water sports and on the jaw-dropping water rides of Wild Wadi Waterpark. She also went on a ‘Sand Dune Bashing’ desert drive adventure, which culminated in camel riding.

Fun Fact: While in Mexico, Kay had fun swimming with the “stunningly streamlined and majestic” dolphins, where she welcomed the tagging-on of a dolphin calf who approached to swim alongside!

Welcome Barend

Barend joined Dynamo in March 2021 as a Junior Developer in the South African Office. Barend graduated from Stellenbosch University at the end of 2020 with a degree in Actuarial Science. He enjoys using technology and takes great satisfaction from programming.

Barend is an aspiring Fellow and CERA Actuary and aspires to specialize in AI programming. He values a vast array of expertise and therefore is committed to lifelong-learning.

Barend enjoys reading, cooking, golf, F1 and spending time outdoors.

Fun fact: Barend grew up on a farm in a small town in the Southern Cape.