Damien joined Honan, the family business, in 1984 and became CEO in 1993. His passion for delivering relevant client solutions, coupled with his vision to grow the business, saw Honan transform from a small suburban broker to a national business, and then global organisation.
He was instrumental in Honan gaining exclusive Australian membership into the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) in 2001. WBN is the world’s largest network of independent property and casualty brokers and employee benefits consultants. He was elected Chairman of the WBN in 2009 and served in this position for two years. Since that time he has been a Non-Executive Director of the network.
Damien is a member of the YPO (Young Presidents Organisation) and has been for over 15 years.
Andrew is a Senior Vice President at TA Associates where he helps lead deals across the Asia-Pacific region. Apart from Honan, Andrew is actively involved in TA’s investment in MISA in Vietnam. Andrew has over 10 years of investment experience in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio management. Previously, Andrew was a Vice President at Baring Private Equity Asia, one of Asia’s largest private alternative investment firms where he served on the Board of Directors / as a Board Observer for the Vistra, Clarivate Analytics, SAI Global and Nord Anglia investments.
Prior to returning to Asia, Andrew worked at Snow Phipps Group and Lazard Freres & Co. in New York City. Andrew received a B.Sc. degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ed is a Managing Director at TA Associates. He is Co-Head of Asia and manages the Hong Kong office which he opened in 2011. Ed has over 20 years of investment experience in deal sourcing, due diligence, structuring, and portfolio management. On behalf of TA Associates, Ed currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yarra Capital Management (formerly Goldman Sachs Asset Management Australia) in Australia, Fisher Funds in New Zealand, YeePay in China, MISA in Vietnam, Gong Cha Companies in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan; and was formerly on the Board of Forgame Tech (HKSE:484) in China, Speed Cast (ASX:SDA) of Hong Kong and Nintex in Australia. Previously, Ed was a Partner and Head of Asia at Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global private equity firm.
Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Partner at TVG Capital Partners and worked at The Asian Infrastructure Fund (AIF) private equity firms based in Hong Kong. Prior to moving to Asia in 1997, Ed worked at Morgan Stanley in New York. Ed received a BA degree from Georgetown University.
Digital business growth and operations, corporate development, strategy and marketing. Sue is currently a Non-executive Director of Nearmap (ASX: NEA), a provider of aerial imagery and location intelligence, Envirosuite (ASX: EVS), a global leader in environmental data and intelligence, Pureprofile (ASX: PPL), a provider of data insights, quantitative research and lead generation, and Stride, one of Australia’s largest mental health care providers.
Previously the Head of Digital and CMO of GraysOnline, she was responsible for digital product strategy, brand strategy and marketing operations. In prior roles in digital and media companies including 12WBT and News Ltd, Sue led strategic planning and development and is passionate about helping businesses continually seek new opportunities for growth and innovation. As Director of Digital Corporate Development for News Ltd, Sue screened hundreds of potential investments, leading multiple acquisitions, establishing the CareerOne and Carsguide joint ventures, and holding multiple board roles in high-growth digital and SaaS business.
Prior to her move to Australia, Sue held various digital media management and strategy roles in the United States, primarily with Tribune Publishing and as a consultant with Marakon Associates.
Sue has an MBA in Finance, Strategy and Marketing from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of Honan Insurance Group. He is passionate about building a client centric culture that utilises knowledge, creativity and market clout to build tailored solutions.
Andrew has strategic leadership experience in risk, risk financing and insurance. During his career, he has held several senior executive roles specialising in designing and managing complex programs for global and local clients. He has worked at international brokerages such as Marsh and Aon.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Insurance of Risk and Management. He is also an Associate of the Risk Management Institute of Australia, a member of YPO and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
Andrew is married with two children and is a keen sports fan, particularly the Carlton Football Club, for which he’s been a long-term supporter.
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Chief Operating Officer
Laurence joined Honan in early 2019 as Chief Operating Officer, where he oversees the business’ corporate functions, including Information Technology, People and Culture, M&A, Marketing, Risk and Compliance and Legal.
Prior to Honan, Laurence held senior positions at PwC and Strategy& (formally Booz & Co) as a management consultant specialising in business strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Laurence has also held executive positions at Jaggad as CFO and Head of Strategy, Planning and Reporting at Dairy Australia. Laurence also contributes back to the community by holding a position in the Portfolio Review Council with Beyond Blue. He has also held director positions at multiple businesses and not-for-profit organisations.
Laurence is a keen amateur athlete, participating in triathlon and cycling events. He is the father of two young daughters currently training for the 2036 Olympics.
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Group Head of Client Engagement
Brad joined Honan in 2016 and is currently responsible for driving market activity and realising new business opportunities as Group Head of Client Engagement.
Brad has 18 years risk consulting and insurance advisory experience. He also specialises in developing solutions for our clients evolving and complex risk needs. Prior to joining Honan, Brad held several positions in insurance at Aon, Willis Towers Watson and Energy Australia.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Business (International) and a Graduate Diploma of Finance (Risk). He is a Fellow ANZIIF and a former President of RIMS Australasia.
Outside of work, Brad enjoys spectating and supporting local community amateur football and junior basketball.
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Managing Director – Honan Asia
Eliza joined Honan in 2019 and manages our Asia operations by overseeing both the Singapore and Malaysia offices. Before joining Honan, Eliza worked for Starr International Insurance across their offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore, where Eliza specialised in underwriting, business development and operations. Eliza currently leads the Asia arm on their growth and development.
Eliza holds a Bachelor degree in International Business and is a Senior Associate of the ANZIIF.
Outside of work, Eliza is a proud member of the Carlton Football Club Singapore Supporters, Secretary of the Singapore Cricket Club and is currently studying an MBA with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Despite her international placements and differing time zones, she remains close with her family who are based in Victoria, Australia and her dad is still her best friend.