2017 ACTUARY OF THE YEAR - MAZ BOWN
Maz is an enthusiastic and dynamic senior actuary at Aviva. Across her career to-date, Maz has worked in both the UK and Canada, at the forefront of capital modelling (from the early days through to leading full Solvency II Internal Model approval for Aviva Canada), capital management, economic accounting, claims analytics and reserving.
Daughter of a traditional boat builder, Maz grew up on the Norfolk Broads and has raced a variety of boats competitively since the age of seven. More recently, she has sought to diversify onto dry land by taking up both golf and running, not at the same time.
2017 STAR OF THE FUTURE - HEIDI WEBSTER
Pensions is not something I ever thought about when I was young, little did I know it would become my bread and butter. It was a happy coincidence that my path led me to the actuarial world – a chance meeting at a financial services careers fair when I was at university – and I have never looked back.
And lastly I’d like to say a huge thank you to those that nominated and voted, not just for me but also for all the other candidates. It’s a real boost to be recognised for hard work, in an increasingly competitive and profit focused world. Every day I strive hard for Xafinity, pension scheme trustees and sponsors, but the end product is always a joint effort and I'm lucky to sit within a strong and supportive team at Xafinity.