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Inside story: Russell Greenstreet

Published on: 5 Dec 2019

Russell GreenstreetHow would your best friend describe you?
I’m not sure the initial responses were appropriate for this, but after those the responses were generally: sarcastic, easy-going and generous.

What motivates you?
Problem-solving. I don’t like starting something and not finishing it, regardless 
of how difficult it is.

What would be your personal motto?
There is only one way to find out.

Name five dream companions to be stuck on a desert island with?
Sean Lock – I think he’s hilarious. Neil deGrasse Tyson for some insightful talks about the universe. Anthony Joshua – he seems like he would be good company and keep spirits high. David Attenborough, I’m sure he’d have a wealth of knowledge about life that I could learn from. Finally, my girlfriend, although I don’t think she would be too happy about being stuck on an island.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?
Trying to project how much my savings and pension will be worth in the future.

Favourite Excel function?

Greatest risk you have ever taken?    
Dropping out from university for a year, then going back and starting a degree in maths. A risk that was definitely worth it.

How do you relax away from the office?
Playing tennis and watching football. Other than that, I try and see my friends as much as possible.

What song best describes your work ethic?
One Step Beyond – Madness.

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet?
Bob Marley. The influence he had on music is timeless.

If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
LeBron James. I would love to be able to jump four feet high and dunk a basketball.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you, and why?
Michael Cera. I have been told I look a bit like him a few times.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I was at the races and put a bet on a horse, but the bookie ended up putting the bet on the wrong horse. That horse ended up winning me £40.

Alternative career choice?
A chef. I’ve always loved cooking. I would like to think I could handle the pressure, too.