Damon Edwards is being seen as a future leader within the Adroit Group, and his current responsibilities in managing the Ballarat branch include ensuring the ongoing retention of key accounts. Employed at Garden State Insurance Brokers for over 10 years, Edwards progressed through positions that included general manager and senior account executive, where he has developed wide-ranging exposure, from handling claims and personal lines products to marketing large accounts, including ISRs and complex liability policies. At Adroit, his day sees him managing the daily operations and staff of the branch to ensure the smooth running of the business operations, and leading strategic planning for the branch. He is a well-known face in the industry, having been a committee member of ANZIIF’s Ballarat Chapter from 2005 to 2010, and president in 2007, and he was one of four brokers selected from Victoria as a part of the Allianz Young Eagle program in 2012. With a strong focus on assisting others to achieve their potential, working with and advocating for those new to the industry, Edwards has volunteered his time to run intra-company training sessions for emerging brokers within the Adroit Group on both the technical side of products as well as the soft skills required to be an insurance broker. He promotes insurance broking more widely to school leavers at career information evenings and by writing a quarterly article for the Ballarat Courier, which provides insurance information to the community.