Rachel Gow of Aviva Ireland has a good memory for pointless information
Employer and area of work
Aviva Ireland GI Pricing.
How would your best friend describe you?
That I have a good memory for pointless information.
What motivates you?
I love working things out and solving problems.
What would be your personal motto?
I quite like 'ad astra' ('to the stars'). It was my university's motto.
Who do you admire most and why?
My father. He is a mathematician and the cleverest person I know.
What is your most 'actuarial' habit?
Probably correcting people's grammar and spelling.
How do you relax away from the office?
I love travelling, especially to anywhere with ancient ruins.
Alternative career choice?
Previously, I worked on Basel II and credit risk in banking, but if I had to pick something totally different it would be teaching.
Tell us something unusual about yourself
I studied Ancient Greek in school up to Leaving Cert (Irish version of A levels). I managed to win an international prize and got to meet the Greek president.
If you ruled the world, what would you change first?
Outlaw anti-red-hair prejudice!