Meet: Adam

Bank Manager - Varsity Lakes Community Bank

What do you do: Branch Manager at the Local Bendigo Community Bank at Varsity Lakes


I joined the Varsity Lakes Rotary Club to: Help engage the community and generate more interest with locals

The things I like about my job: ​Helping customers with their lifestyle & financial goals, engaging with the local business owners and general public in the community


Biggest Frustrations: Admin & time in the day

Best Attributes: Mediation and communication Communication, taking ownership of tasks

Greatest Strengths: Honest & reliable

Biggest Personal Challenges: Juggling hours between Long Work hours, part time dad, and social butterfly

Biggest industry Challenges: Wait times when needing to deal with credit teams, for decisions, about 40% of loans are affected by this

Proudest Moments: Becoming a dad, Grandfathers Goulburn Cricket Pavilion Name Day, Progressing in banking industry quickly

The times I feared for my life: Inexperienced Rock climbing on Mount Beerwah (Glass house Mountains) I took a path I shouldn’t have and had to brave swinging to a ledge 

The best advice I’ve been given: take a breath, regroup, and try again

The best advice I can give: Life goes on but the circle continues – essentially every day is what you make it so choose to wake up and smile

If I can I always try to avoid: Negativity & admin

If I won lotto: House on the Gold Coast, a few units in Australia for weekend getaways, travel the world twice a year, consulting so I don’t get bored

I try to relax by: Riding the Harley in the mountains, beach for an hour, socialising with friends and family.

If I could be someone else for just one day, I would be: The Rock of course

When I was a child I wanted to: Hulk Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior…tough choice  

Rules to live by: Enjoy each day, let go of what you can’t control and focus on the positive in your life daily