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Santa Gascoigne

Executive Assistant to Managing Director, UK Commercial at RSA

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Insurance
Previous
  1. RSA, UK Commercial Lines,
  2. Trainline,
  3. OC&C Strategy Consultants
Education
  1. RSA Fast Track Programme
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Background

Summary

Specialisms: Corporate Strategy, Project Management, Analysis, Competitor & Market research, Broker Profitability & Segmentation

Experience

Executive Assistant to Managing Director, UK Commercial

RSA
– Present (2 years 5 months)London, United Kingdom

Broker Distribution Manager

RSA, UK Commercial Lines
(11 months)London, United Kingdom

Define and implement RSA's broker distribution strategy. Includes developing robust understanding of broker value and needs, building appropriate segmentation and propositions

Group Strategy Analyst

RSA, Group Corporate Centre
(2 years 5 months)London, United Kingdom

- Involved in two cycles of the Group Strategic Planning process – supporting Group Executive and Board’s decision making;
- Competitor reviews both globally and in the UK – using publicly available resources to build better understanding of the UK and Global peers;
- Project work supporting different areas of business – Pet Insurance, Personal Lines retention, Affinity business

Contractor

Trainline
(less than a year)

Associate Consultant

OC&C Strategy Consultants
(2 years 4 months)London, United Kingdom

- Transactional Experience – worked on several commercial due diligence projects. Included build of valuation models of target businesses;
- Corporate Strategy - worked on over 10 corporate strategy projects for FTSE 250 companies across a range of industries (media, retail, financial services);
- Operational Efficiency Work – assisted two companies in the leisure and utilities sectors in cost reduction and procurement optimisation. Included writing an extensive RFP document

Summer Analyst

Citigroup
(3 months)London, United Kingdom

Analyst for a buy-side in the industrial fluid market; analysis involved using public comparables, precedent transactions and DCF valuation methods to value the target

Languages

  1. Russian

  2. Latvian

Skills

  • Business Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Market Research
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Management
  • Market Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Segmentation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategy
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Organizations

CII

Dip CII
– Present

City Women's Network

Administration and Technology Director

- Was elected to the Board position for three consecutive years; attended regular monthly meetings and strategy sessions;
- Managed CWN website redesign - wrote the specification, selected design company, managed the relationship, tested the website;
- Run a RFP process to appoint the administration office and managed transition process

Education

RSA Fast Track Programme

18 month Global Talent Development Programme

One of the youngest participants in a group of 35. Individuals selected across all RSA global offices after being nominated by their managers and going through an assessment centre.

Activities and Societies: Programme was focused on building leadership skills, developing increased self awareness and emotional intelligence, deepening understanding of different functions within an insurance business, improving presentation skills etc. I also completed a 12 week project on developing "Social Media Strategy" for our Canadian business, while remotely working with a team of colleagues stretching time zones from India to Sweden to Canada.

London School of Economics and Political Science

BSc Management Sciences, Operational Research

Degree was highly analytical with focus on Corporate Finance, other modules included Economics, Maths & Statistics, Decision Sciences

Activities and Societies: - President of Women in Business Society - Liaised with sponsors and speakers, distributed duties and responsibilities to the other 20 committee members. Increased membership base from 450 to 800 and doubled sponsorship funds from £4, 000 to £8, 000 - Volunteer at a Primary School

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