The next instalment of the CareerView Podcast series discusses the path to becoming a Chief Risk Officer from the experience of icare’s ‘Chief Risky Dude’ Gavin Pearce
In this podcast, Susan Looi (Head of Financial Risk, ANZ Wealth and Digital) interviews Gavin Pearce (Chief Risk Officer of icare) on his unusual path to becoming Chief Risk Officer, from studying statistics and mathematics in New Zealand, to resettling in Sydney and undertaking actuarial exams before securing an exciting new role.
“I didn’t even know what an actuary was when I started University. I just knew I wanted to study mathematics” – Gavin Pearce
Gavin relays his career journey, including earlier roles as an Actuarial Analyst at Tower Investment Savings Ltd all the way through to his (self described) ‘Chief Risky Dude’ title at icare NSW, one of the largest general insurance provider in Australia and how he broadened his skill set to attain more senior positions.
“if you close your mind or don’t avail yourself the opportunities to talk to a broad range of people, I think you’re doing yourself, your job and your profession a disservice, so for me it’s just get out there and talk to people, be the ‘chief risky dude’.” – Gavin Pearce
Listen in to the podcast to hear Gavin’s advice on what skills actuaries need to future-proof their career and how to get their foot in the door of risk management.
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