Arcturus: Our People

A strong team together!


Arcturus is a young actuarial consultancy firm with highly qualified, highly experienced actuaries and enthusiastic young talents. The employees are all passionate actuaries and data scientists, who enjoy working together and with their customers. There is room for personal initiative and development, and together we form a strong team that accelerates in busy times and difficult deadlines.

We are proud that Arcturus has been active in the Dutch insurance market for 20 years. In 2020 we will certainly pay attention to this milestone, and we will continue to be a tireless service provider in actuarial custom service.

peter van kampen

Peter van Kampen

Partner at Arcturus. In-depth knowledge in the field of non-life and income insurance.

Large experience in managing teams. Easily switches between levels within an organization.

“My ambition and motivation is to translate technically complicated matters into practical applications and efficient solutions for the customer”

jan hooper

Jàn Hooper

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Founder of Arcturus. Extensive knowledge of international developments in the actuarial field and of the Dutch practice of non-life insurance. Has large experience in managing actuarial and interdisciplinary teams.

With her enthusiasm and drive she is a motivator for both her team and her customers.

“My customers always come first”

Master student of Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. Has a passion for forecasting models and is busy completing his studies. Eager to learn with a wide range of interests.

 Pricing and the Solvency II standard formula are his priorities.

“Goals transform a random walk into a chase for bigger goals”

Has extensive specialistic knowledge of Solvency II, such as for estimating reserve risk for non-life insurance. Experienced in the implementation of reporting tools for QRTs. Did her thesis research on a partial internal model for disability insurance. Enthusiastic, eager to learn and solution-oriented. Excellent analytical thinker.

“Solving complex problems in such a way that the customer can continue, that is my passion”

michiel van dellen

Started at Arcturus in early 2019 as Actuarial Manager and in that role mainly active in performing second-line actuarial work for various clients. A highly experienced professional with 18 years of experience in the insurance industry and in-depth knowledge of non-life insurance and reinsurance. Previously worked as a Supervisor for medium-sized insurers at De Nederlandsche Bank and as Manager for finance and risk management at a reinsurer.

 His strong points: analytical, communicative at various levels and solution-oriented.

“My goal is to use our analysis to arrive at usable solutions for the customer as much as possible”

Very experienced actuary in the field of Life Insurance, Risk and Reporting and Model Validation. For Arcturus he is skilled in producing periodic SII reports of the Best Estimate technical provisions, SCR and ORSA for medium-sized non-life insurers.

Previously worked as a Solvency II reporting actuary, financial risk manager and model validator at the group actuarial department of a large insurer and was involved with the regulator in the assessment of the internal models of the major insurers in the Netherlands. His strengths: accuracy and formulating substantiated judgments.

“There is a suitable solution to every problem”

Angela van Heerwaarden

Actuarial manager at Arcturus since 2018, before that she worked in non-life insurance, education and science for a long time. Angela is highly experienced in reserving, capital, pricing and reinsurance. Develops and provides training programs at different levels.
Loves a deep dive into tricky problems. Is a helpful discussion partner and can help others progress through coaching and training.

“Risks are my passion, especially looking for ways to manage them”

Many years of experience in non-life insurance and is far from tired of this. Studied Econometrics and Actuarial Sciences and completed the education for Actuary AG at the Actuarial Institute.

 Is energetic, socially engaged and very disciplined. Loves to dig into complex issues and to translate content into practice.

“Non-life insurance is so diverse, it continues to fascinate me”

melchior mattens

Actuary with extensive experience and knowledge of Solvency II and risk modeling. Always looking for innovative ideas and insights that lead to more adequate risk management. Has a great affinity with pricing, catastrophe modeling and reinsurance. Always ready for customers and colleagues. Winner of the Johan de Witt thesis prize in 2017 and was named Actuarial Talent of the year in 2018.

“Kites rise highest when they go into the wind: with a healthy critical eye, the customer receives the best advice”

Constance van Noort

Started at Arcturus since September 2017 to support and further expand the pension practice. Has over 15 years of experience in the pension sector and more than 10 years in the insurance sector. The focus is on reporting, accounting, audit and risk management.

“My clients all indicate that I am customer-oriented and very involved”

Bernd is an all-round actuary. Carried out SCR reports and ORSA calculations for various non-life insurers and done a lot of development of models for non-life insurers at Arcturus. In addition, extensive actuarial knowledge of life insurance, especially in the field of actuarial certification, assumption studies and documentation of internal models.

“I like to deliver good quality products”

Extensive experience in the actuary field. Mainly life insurance, but also income, pension and non-life. Worked in the context of actuarial certification, Solvency II, model validation, embedded value, IFRS and Wabeke. Also knowledge of projection models in AFM and Moses. Preference for the technical side of the profession based on a solid approach.

“I like to deliver good and thorough work”

Freek van den Honert

After completing his studies in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, he has been working at Arcturus since 2019. Mainly engaged in data-driven analysis, forecasting models and simulations. But he also enjoys doing tool development.

“KISS gets done a lot faster”

In mid-2020 Mark started at Arcturus as Senior Actuary; is responsible for various Solvency II reports. Also involved in the further development of the Arcturus tools. Is also available for various ad hoc assignments. Many years of experience as a non-life actuary, both pricing and reporting, mainly for P&C, sickness leave and WIA insurance.

 Mark is good at quantitative analysis and has a great sense of responsibility for meeting deadlines.

“I like to help our customers in analysing their data and in optimally using these data for better business results”

Motivated junior actuary, works for Arcturus since 2020 after a roundtrip in Southeast Asia. Has a background in Econometrics with a specialization in data science. Tom likes to work on Best Estimate, SCR, ORSA and tool development. Enthusiastic, result-oriented and analytical.

“I like to help clients with effective solutions for their analytical issues”

Employed at Arcturus since early 2021. In the following summer, he was able to complete his study Actuarial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Motivated to put the acquired knowledge into practice.

Using modern tools, we can continue to create beautiful products for our customers.

patrick dannenburg

Partner at Arcturus, with a focus on the Actuarial Function. Has in-depth knowledge in the field of non-life and income insurance and is an easy discussion partner for every level within your organization. A highly experienced actuary, with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Previously worked as an actuarial function holder at a medium-sized insurance company, as a senior manager at a large consultancy/accounting firm and as a supervisor at De Nederlandsche Bank.

His strengths: involved, connecting, guiding and achieving goals effectively.

Based on my broad background, I am passionate about the ‘financial health’ of organizations, while not losing sight of the human side.

marco van der lans

Marco van der Lans

Marco is an experienced actuary who has been employed by Arcturus since November 2021. Before joining the company, he worked in consultancy and as an actuarial manager for a large insurance company. He therefore has experience with a wide variety of topics including model development, model validation, LAC DT, IFRS 17, and due diligence work.

Marco loves challenges and is always looking for a way to perform work more efficiently and better. In addition, he likes to focus on the translation of complex actuarial matters into management and control information. In short; he is your sparring partner for all your issues.

I like to make your problem my challenge

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We are looking for an enthusiastic actuary to strengthen our team and to further develop our services.

To know more, check out our Job opportunities page!

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