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Actuary of the future: Joseph Peck of PartnerRe

Published on: 2 Jun 2021

Joseph PeckHow would your best friend describe you?    

Too old to still be a student, but still has a juvenile sense of humour!

What motivates you?

If my wife reads this, I’ll have to say it is her. If not, then I’ll go with good whiskey, real ale and a good win in tag rugby.

What would be your personal motto?

If you can’t laugh at it, it must be bad.

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

Nigel Farage – to take him away from the world (you’re welcome). Celine Dion – for the tunes. Gordon Ramsay – for the food and to deal with Mr Farage. Jim Carrey and Chris Rock – for the jokes and energy.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?

Overcomplicating even the simplest of tasks.

Favourite Excel function?    

T.TEST – everyone makes a cuppa their own way, but I’m quite particular about mine…

What song best describes your work ethic?

‘Lose Yourself’ – Eminem.

How do you relax away from the office?

At the moment, I don’t – I have a baby son.

Alternative career choice?

Catholic priest, lumberjack or environmental science researcher.

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

My grandparents – to see if they’d expect what I told them would happen next.

Greatest risk you have ever taken?    

Going to Kenya alone as a 20-year-old. And asking a wonderful person to marry me as a 29-year-old.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Idris Elba – because of something my wife said once.

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

Russell Crowe – following his Robin Hood, his Nottingham accent needs some further work…