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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.

  • ".........."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Reminder of policy expiring, prompt service and good price"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "I think that trade risk's customer service was excellent. They are really friendly and polite. Followed up really well."
    Daniel Phillips | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Fast and easy"
    Gantulga Davaasuren | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "I've dealt with this company for a few years now - from the very start they've always efficient and fast... they sort out the paper work that other companies leave the customer to wade through. In a nutshell they save me buckets of time... and time is money. They also save me the aggravation of the paperwork and the back-and-forth that is so common with many insurance companies.."
    Saxon James Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "They are grate to talk with and shop around for whats best for me"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Easy to deal with and communication is always on point"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "easy and a good quality service"
    Michael Dearling | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Great customer service and prompt"
    William Backhouse | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Can't fault trade risk looked after me well when account due had no money but got it paid late thanks"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "real;y good"
    Tercom Pty Ltd | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "The price was on point and the service was also great."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Excellent customer service and easy payment options"
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "The team always helpful."
    | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "They were pleasant to deal with when I first took the policy out and I am happy with their service."
    Gary Rodney Latcham | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Easy to use, heaps of advance notice for when insurance is expiring. Great communication."
    Ricky Gan | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Price is great Some emails and returning my calls were non existent even after asking a second time I rang for different premiums with increased excesses, spoke to someone, received no reply, rang again and left message but was not rung back"
    Richard WIlliam Morris | Tradesman Insurance |
  • "Pretty good .. jus t let us know the insurance is goin up if ur automatic do it"
    Ben Andrew Kerkham | Tradesman Insurance |
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