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Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders

Employer and area of work
PwC, reward and employment.

How would your best friend describe you?

Good collection of jumpers and has an unwillingness to get higher prescription glasses. It’s frustrating because she often can’t see.” – Best friend;  

Meh.” – Buddy/former actuary of the future.

What motivates you? 

Fear of failure.

What would be your personal motto? 

‘You know nothing, Jon Snow’.

Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?

Jon Snow, Selasi from ‘Bake Off’ to cook food for everyone, Tommy Shelby (from Peaky Blinders) for protection, and actors Richard Ayoade and Danny DeVito.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit? 

There is a calculator in my bag at all times.

Favourite Excel function?

Index Match.

How do you relax away from the office?

Seeing friends, going for drinks, watching series and I once went to the gym. 

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

A senior member of the team recently made me climb into a bush outside McDonald’s.

Alternative career choice?

Captain of a boat.

What song best describes your work ethic?

7 days – Craig David.

Greatest risk you have ever taken?

I put Mahrez and Vardy on my fantasy football team from the start of last season.

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?

Alan Turing.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?

Jennifer Saunders, as my name is often mistaken for hers, which causes people to be disappointed when I show up to things instead of her.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
Mary Berry.