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I’m Shane, the founder and managing director of Trade Risk.

I started Trade Risk in 2010 as a one-man-band and have built it into an award-winning operation with thousands of clients throughout Australia.

I’m married with three young children and my passions outside of family and business include cars and, oddly, number plates…

After a decade in financial services I saw a gap for good quality insurance advice for tradies, and importantly, delivered in a way that suited the tradie rather than the broker or adviser.

That’s why we’re big on electronic communication such as phone and email, and why so many tradies comment on how easy to deal with we are.

I’ve been lucky to pick up a few personal accolades along the way, which are as much about my team as they are about me:

In The Press

Thanks to the success of Trade Risk I’ve been quoted in various publications regarding insurance and the trades:

I even used to write about the industry for Adviser Voice. You can check out some of my articles here.


I’ve managed to get my mug on TV a few times, but to speak about my other odd passion, number plates…

I was interviewed on The Project about a number plate auction, and also featured in a story on ABC News regarding a similar topic.

Shane Moore - The Project
Shane Moore - ABC News

I also managed to get the Trade Risk ute on the ABC news piece, which was a nice bonus!

ABC News - Trade Risk Ute

In print, I’ve been quoted in a few different publications including the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Domain and Brisbane Times talking about, you guessed it… number plates!

What does that have to do with trade insurance? Nothing of course, but no one has been willing to put me on TV to talk about insurance unfortunately!

I love writing about insurance and other tradie related topics, and much of the content on our website has been written by me.

You can find me on LinkedIn and Flying Solo.

Tradies Love Trade Risk

In 2017 Trade Risk was awarded a Gold Trusted Service Award for the amazing service we offer to thousands of tradies from around Australia.

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    "very helpful with advice - I called on behalf of my son who had no idea what he needed - we didn't look elsewhere as happy with information we were given and service"
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    "Poor follow up. Had to chase them up. Account manager was changed mid quote"
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    "Good response times."
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    "Lara Emanuelli was very helpful from the start to finish. Very nice person and easy to deal with."
    Jawo Wollaston | Tradesman Insurance | Mount Isa
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    "The team at TradeRisk were easy to deal with and prompt, nothing seems too much trouble and they provide clear answers."
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    "No issues, very simple."
    Gregory Tarlinton | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Have dealt with them for a couple of years now, easy to deal with and efficient."
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    "Great service, very helpful."
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    "Very good service"
    Narend Naidu | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Very Helpful, Professional and great communication."
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    "Very easy web site, good value"
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    "Ease of dealing with"
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    "Excellent value for money, best I could find for the cover needed. A bit slow getting the policy finalised and to me, but OK for these times."
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    "Jeremy was very helpful and efficient."
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    "Never returned my call to follow up with either quote"
    Daniel Anable | Tradesman Insurance |
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    "Great service"
    Electromation Pty Ltd | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "Faster reply but ok"
    Trevor O’Dea | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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    "The service is good hassle free way to purchase public liability."
    Colin James Roberg | Trade Insurance - Renewal |
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