I work for Mercer (formerly JLT) providing investment consulting advice to Defined Benefit pension schemes. In recent years I have loved working in a client facing role. I have been able to develop strong relationships with my clients by not only providing timely and personalised advice, but also by developing my soft skills so as to better communicate with clients and understand their needs. A career highlight has been helping clients to understand the potential financial significance of ESG factors as part of my role on JLT’s Responsible Investment team. Since qualifying, I have volunteered for the IFoA and I am now the Deputy Chair of the Finance and Investment Lifelong Learning Committee, helping to organise events for members in this field. Outside of work I somehow manage to fit in teaching ballet and practicing yoga. I am currently on the RADs ballet teaching certificate, a rather gruelling two year course (as if actuarial exams were not enough!).