QBEs Caroline Dean encourages women to apply for an actuarial career

QBE's Caroline Dean encourages women to apply for an actuarial career

 April 24, 2023

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It's an exciting time to join QBE European Operations as the company expands many of its teams across the UK and Europe.

QBE European Operations commits to being an inclusive, flexible, and supportive employer that provides its employees with the opportunity to work flexibly.

QBE European Operations creates opportunities for its people to achieve their full potential and is working hard to leverage the strengths and talent the company has right across its global enterprise.

Maximizing the potential of teams

Meet QBE Chief Actuarial Officer, Caroline Dean. Here, Caroline shares what it's like to advance an actuarial career and work flexibly.

Caroline works in QBE's International Division and leads a fantastic team of around 45 actuaries and analysts based in QBE's London, Leeds and Brussels offices.

"The most important part of my role is making sure my team have all the resources they need to do their jobs well. But I'm also always looking for things what we can do more efficiently or for new types of analysis we can do that will add value to the business," says Caroline.

"Whilst I now oversee reserving and capital modeling at QBE, I actually started out my career in reinsurance pricing back in the 1990s, and I've spent time in pretty much all the teams that you typically find in actuaries: pricing, reserving, capital, risk and out was reinsurance. I definitely consider myself a Jack of all trades."

"I'm really passionate about the people side and how I can ensure people are in the right roles and maximizing their potential and opportunities. I also enjoy learning and doing new things, even though I've worked in lots of different roles. There's always more to learn in this industry," Caroline comments.

Opportunities for women in leadership positions

For Caroline, the most dramatic shift that she has seen in the insurance industry is around gender and workplace culture.

"There's now much more opportunity for women to take senior roles and be genuine leaders," says Caroline.

"Flex at QBE has been a great way for me to balance my demanding job and my busy home life. My husband and I have three teenagers and a dog and quire a long commute, so I tend to come into the office two or three days a week, when it makes sense to meet people face to face," Caroline adds.

Grow in an actuarial career with QBE European Operations

QBE European Operations employs a team of more than 11,800 people in 27 countries around the world, seeking out diverse skills, backgrounds, experience, perspectives, and ambition.

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