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Actuary of the future: Nicole Tooze

Employer and area of work
Barnett Waddingham - Pensions Consultancy.

Date entered Profession
October 2009.

Describe yourself in three words

What’s your best attribute?
My iPhone.

And your worst habit?
Procrastination - it’s amazing how long it can take to answer 16 questions...

What is most likely to irritate you about others?
When people suddenly stop after they get off a bus or an escalator.

Alternative career?
Hugh Jackman’s PA.

How do you relax away from the office?
Watching trashy TV programmes and eating chocolate.

Tell us something unusual about yourself
I don’t like popcorn.

Do you have a famous look-a-like?
I wish!

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Rachel McAdams

What three items would you take to a desert island?
A bikini, sun tan lotion and a good book - and then I would RELAX!

Best piece of advice you have ever been given?
When I was little and had just started wearing glasses, I was playing on a bouncy castle when another girl came up to me and cruelly told me that I wasn’t allowed on because I was wearing glasses. I ran to my mum, very upset, and - desperate to console me - she said: "Don’t worry Nicole, people who wear glasses are good at maths!"

What is your greatest extravagance?
Travelling - I haven’t done any for a while but I’m still paying off my debt to my parents.

Is the glass half full or half empty?
Depends whose round it is!

What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
Jumping out of a plane with an already broken foot and a Kiwi man strapped to my back.

Who would you like to see featured here?
If you would like to nominate someone for Actuary of the Future, please e-mail AOTF@the-actuary.org.uk