The Actuary speaks to Phillip Lever.
How would your best friend describe you?
Ambitious, funny and a bit of a prankster.
What motivates you?
There is always more to learn, no matter how educated you are.
What would be your personal motto?
Do or do not. There is no try.
What's your most 'actuarial' habit?
Looking for a complicated solution and realising a simple one would have sufficed.
Favourite Excel function?
How do you relax away from the office?
Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?
Elon Musk, David Attenborough, Bear Grylls, Georgia Toffolo and Stanley Johnson.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
A few weeks before the end of the football season I was top of my work's fantasy football league. I made my colleagues well aware of this and was convinced I was guaranteed at least third - and therefore £40! I ended up having a horrendous last few weeks and finished fourth and out of the money.
Alternative career choice?
Which song best describes your work ethic?
Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
Greatest risk you have ever taken?
Cycling 600 miles from Leeds to Berlin.
If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?
Benedict Cumberbatch - intelligent, quirky and slightly arrogant (at least as Sherlock).
If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
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