QBE Actuarial Analyst Rebecca Broome works on pricing data

QBE Actuarial Analyst Rebecca Broome works on pricing data

 April 26, 2023

Meet Rebecca Broome who works in QBE European Operations Pricing Data Science team as an Actuarial Analyst for the casualty product line.

"My day-to-day role is varied and allows me to work both collaboratively and independently," explains Rebecca.

"My role includes case pricing, which involves analysing external client data to determine insurance premiums. I particularly enjoy this part of the role; collaborating with underwriters, using data to identify trends and inform decisions, and communicating the results to stakeholders. I am also responsible for maintaining and updating pricing models. This is technically challenging but allows me to further develop my knowledge of mathematical and statistical modelling techniques, and again requires collaboration with other teams within the business," shares Rebecca. 

A steep learning curve 

From her first day, Rebecca felt very welcome within her team and within QBE European Operations as a whole.

"This is my first role out of university and although the learning curve is steep, it has been rewarding. The opportunity to work across several product lines and on a variety of projects has enabled me to develop both soft skills and technical knowledge. During my time at QBE European Operations, I have seen a lot of positive change within the Pricing and Data Science team, and I am excited to see and be part of the teams future plans," says Rebecca. 

Exciting opportunities and challenges 

When asked what excites her most about her role, Rebecca attests that it is the challenge, variety and opportunity to learn that excites her most. "Every day can present a new problem to solve and the chance to work with someone new. I am particularly excited to see how data science and emerging technologies will continue to transform the roles of actuaries and reshape the traditional insurance sector into a data-driven industry," she says.

Embrace a growth mindset 

And her career advice to other women starting in data? "My advice would be to embrace a growth mindset and don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone," she says. 

"Make use of free online resources to get started, sign up for workshops and attend conferences to familiarise yourself with industry trends, hear from experts within the field and network. These can help guide you on the tools to learn or courses to study. Also connect with your colleagues and seek out opportunities to work with people you can learn something from."

QBE supports learning and career development

Discussing how QBE European Operations has supported her career development, Rebecca explains: "Within QBE, there are various sessions to support learning and career development. There are monthly seminars where an internal speaker presents on an industry-specific topic. We also have knowledge-share demo sessions where team members can present what they have been working on. My team has access to DataCamp, an online learning platform that offers courses, tracks and certifications in data science, statistics and programming. I am currently studying the Data Scientist in Python career track and working."

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