Young Guns 2018

Rene Swindley recognised as one of the insurance industry's rising stars.


Rene Swindley first put his stamp on New Zealand's insurance industry back in 2008, when he co-founded the disruptive start-up, Frank Risk Management.

Rejecting the conventional approach to remuneration, Swindley instead implemented a simpler, fee-for-service system and earned recognition for being a pioneer of the transparent broker model.  Since then, Frank Risk Management has grown to include 13 team members across two locations and now transacts over $12 million in insurer premiums every year.  The firm has also been recognised as one of the country's most successful brokerages, winning the New Zealand Small-Medium Broker of the Year Award in both 2016 and 2017.

In addition to launching Frank, Swindley also set a benchmark for Insuretech initiatives after he co-founded New Zealand's first fully-automated quote and bind property insurance website, Initio.

Along with is responsibilities as a Director and CEO in these businesses, Swindley also has commercial clients that he provides with risk advice and insurance placement.  He also spends a significant amount of time working with other Frank brokers on tehcnical insurance placements and complex claims.