We are market leaders in disclosed fee risk management and insurance broking. Our name reflects the way we operate. We're frank, upfront, and the way we do business is totally transparent.  

 

Frank Risk was founded in 2008, with a vision to disrupt the traditional approach to insurance.       With no client base, Andrew Newman and Rene Swindley left the comfort of well paying jobs at a corporate broker to start trading as Hutchison Rodway (Waikato) Ltd.  In 2014 they changed their name to Frank Risk Management Ltd, which perfectly described them and their approach to business – frank, upfront, and transparent.

Frank Risk was built on the belief that clients deserve complete openness when dealing with us. They can see exactly what we do and assess this against the fees charged.

We take the time to gain an understanding of our clients and build a risk management     programme that is best suited to them and their goals.  Clients are encouraged to look at risk management in a broader context, and consider other factors such as business continuity planning. It's good business sense. 

Insurance claims are an area where we set a higher standard in the industry - we've had claims paid when a previous broker thought ‘all was lost’. Looking at things from a client’s point of view, and having as much policy knowledge as the insurer makes the difference.  We have a reputation with insurers for fighting hard on behalf of our clients. No compromising.

The industry has recognised Frank’s achievements - in 2016 we were awarded the NZ Small - Medium Broker of the Year at the annual Australia & NZ Institute of Insurance & Finance awards.

We're proud to be the market leaders in disclosed fee insurance.

 
 
 

Over time we've grown, and had some of the most highly skilled industry professionals join us along the way.  As a service-based organisation we know we have to be able to deliver on all aspects of our business. We have and always will continue to invest in the best people, because they are our business.

 
 
 

Directors

 

We have an experienced board, including one independent director who was appointed to oversee the direction and performance of the business.  The board has a wide range of skills, experience and expertise to collectively oversee and steer us to achieving our goals. 

 
 
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Michael Crawford

Independent Board Director/Chair                                                               CMInstD; BCOM; LLB

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ANDREW NEWMAN

Chief Executive Officer Director & Senior Broker

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Rene Swindley

Director & Senior Broker                                                               LLB, BMS, University of Waikato

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JADEN HATWELL

Director & Senior Broker                                                                                    BMS, University of Waikato    

 

Partners/Brokers

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Stuart Hamilton

Partner/Senior Broker     

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AARON BEERE

Senior Broker                                        DipFSv

david bradbury

Partner/Senior Broker                                        Certificate in Financial Services

 
 
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KathY Walker

Broker                                      BBS, Massey University

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SYLVIA GADSDEN

Broker/Broker Support         BA/LLB Victoria University

 
 

Compliance & Operations

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Emma Haugh

General Manager                                                DipBus; DipFSv

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AMANDA MOY

Broker Support
Bcom, University of Auckland      

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MICAH BARR

Broker Support BAA, Waikato University

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Shannon Klinac

Broker Support           

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Laura Hemmings

Broker Support    

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RAYLEEN diedericks

Receptionist/Office Assistant

 
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LISA MURRAY

Claims Manager