01 February 2021

Specialism focus: agriculture, sport, mining and transport risk reports

Informed understanding of our clients’ risks is the foundation of the expertise and services we provide, and to enable that we have many teams of risk specialisms across a range of industries and sectors.

In our latest Business Insurance and Risk Market Update we feature four of our industry specialism sectors, and our specialists analyse key trends and risks currently dominating these areas.


Extreme weather and natural disasters, combined with international trade factors, have had an impact on crop insurance availability, but a new Index/parametric form of cover offers a solution to capacity constraints.

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Access and read the agriculture article in full: page 18 in the latest Business Insurance & Risk Market update compiled by our experts and industry sector specialists.

Headshots-John Van der VegtNational Head of Agriculture John van der Vegt
An agricultural sector knowledge expert and broker with 26 years’ experience, John van der Vegt
has developed a suite of niche agririsk products suited to a variety of agricultural industries including cotton, broadacre and forestry.


New risks including concussion and allegations of abuse in organised sport contexts, combined with the impact of COVID-19, are some of the considerations for sporting organisations when obtaining insurance cover.

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Access and read the sport article in full: page 19 in the latest Business Insurance & Risk Market update compiled by our experts and industry sector specialists.

Headshots_Steve Van LeeuwenNational Head of Sport Steve van Leeuwen

With 20 years of specialisation in sport and recreation Steve van Leeuwen has comprehensive knowledge of the risk management and insurance needs of organisations at all levels, from local clubs to large-scale businesses.


From managing local tailings dams to cover for risks in African mining ventures, there are 3 key steps mining businesses can take in preparation for renewing their insurance.

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Access and read the mining article in full: page 20 in the latest Business Insurance & Risk Market update compiled by our experts and industry sector specialists.

Headshots_John KoepplerNational Head of Mining John Koeppler

Beginning in in Africa where he specialised in complex alternative risk finance and captive insurance management for the last 25 years John Koeppler has been broking mining business in international insurance markets on behalf of Australian and international mining companies.


Cyber threats and financial overexposure add to the pressure caused by congestion at ports due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the otherwise buoyant transport and logistics industries.

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Access and read the transport article in full: page 21 in the latest Business Insurance & Risk Market update compiled by our experts and industry sector specialists.

Headshots_Roz ShawNational Head of Transport Roz Shaw
After a 30-year career in running her family’s transport business Roz Shaw moved into an equally high-level role in insurance, drawing on her industry experience and in-depth understanding of the transport and logistics sector.


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