Cathy Carroll

Bolton Associates

I can’t believe I am writing this in my twentieth year of recruiting actuaries! Having completed a history degree I made the very obvious(!) choice to become an actuarial recruiter at Darwin Rhodes, initially recruiting pension and investment actuaries before moving over to General Insurance in 2006. This longevity attests, I think, to the genuine interest I have in the profession, having helped so many actuaries looking to progress in their careers and those looking to build out their teams. 

I joined Bolton Associates 6 years ago after having my third child. I knew Zoe Bolton would support me in finding a balance between being a mum and having a successful recruitment career. It’s been so much fun being part of its success. One of the loveliest parts of working in actuarial recruitment for so long is that I have had a ring side seat watching some of the graduate actuaries that we helped start their careers, progress into roles in the upper echelons of the organisations we recruit for. Being a trusted confidante to some of those has, I hope, played at least a small part in their success. 

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family and working with Stemettes (a charity that encourages females into STEM subjects).  I also enjoy running, and whilst my clubbing days are over, I love listening to some early noughties house music whilst burning those calories off! I celebrated turning 40 by completing the London marathon – one of my biggest achievements.  I also love sport in general; 2020 has been a tough year with many live events cancelled; even the Event of the Year fell foul to this – no, not the Olympics – GIRO!

Seriously though, 2020 has been a tough year for us all: from my experience home schooling and making calls don’t mix well, but I’m lucky to have such supportive clients, candidates and colleagues, who trust me to get the job done.


Winning this award would mean so much to me and Bolton Associates: as a boutique agency, we really are relying on your votes. It would be great to finish this crazy year on a high note! 

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