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Meet Charlotte

 Charlotte

Role: Reserving Actuary

Business area: Actuarial

Find out more about Charlotte by clicking on the questions below.

When did you first join Zurich?

After studying for a maths degree at the University of Birmingham, I joined Zurich in the graduate programme in 2006.

Can you describe your first role?

My first role was in property pricing, based in Cheltenham. In this role I helped to develop a new rating tool. I then gained experience in motor pricing in Birmingham - pricing large accounts, supporting annual rate reviews and maintaining and developing the rating tool.

What roles did you take on afterwards and why?

I was looking for my next challenge and found out about the International Rotation Programme. This offered the opportunity to work in a different country for two years. The role was in the North American reserving team based in Schaumburg near Chicago. It allowed me to see the wider Zurich picture outside of the UK, giving me a completely new perspective.

Whay is the best piece of career advice you have been given?

My dad told me that I shouldn't be a teacher. This would have been an alternative career, but I'm glad I listened to him and became an actuary instead.

What is the best thing about working for Zurich?

Definitely the people - who are so diverse.  Everyone is really friendly and supportive.

What career advice would you give to people starting an actuarial career in Zurich?

Exams are important but you need to get the right balance between studying and day to day work if you want to really progress your career.

What do you see as your next step?

Having only been in my current role for three weeks, it’s hard for me to be thinking about my next role already. I am looking forward to establishing my role back in the UK and look to see where I can improve processes here.