About Us

Modern Risk Solutions

At it’s core, Modern Risk Solutions believes that individuals and businesses in the absence of fear, risk and uncertainty, through our products and services, can do amazing things to secure their future success.

Without risk there can be no progress. The value and true purpose of our business is in our ability to act not just as a safety net, but as a spring-board.

We give confidence to our clients to aggressively grow. To push boundries and innovate. To take their business to new heights and exceed their own perceived limitations.


Strength When You Need It

Via our partner PSC, Modern Risk Solutions is part of the Steadfast Broker Network.

The broker network generated $4.3 billion in insurance sales FY13. Steadfast provides us with enormous buying power, flexibility and influence when negotiating with insurers. Steadfast’s strength and size gives us the ability to offer access to a broad choice of insurance products, exclusively built policies at a competitive price and a unique claims escalation process.

Insurance broking. Risk consulting.

We always see freedom and possibility - not fear and risk.

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Meet the Team

The experts behind Modern Risk Solutions

Mike Cole

Mike has worked in the General Insurance Industry for over 15 years specialising in commercial insurance. Mike was formerly the National SME manager for AIG one of the world’s largest insurance companies. Prior to this role, he was the National SME manager for AIG in New Zealand.

Mike is qualified with a bachelor of business degree and Diploma in Financial Services.

Mike Cole

Geoff Stooke

Geoff has built a reputation for the quality of his work and is a recognised leader in his field with experience in managing all types of General Insurance placements. His specialty area is legal liability and financial risk protection. A key interest area is risk protection within the technology, digital and start up business ecosystem.

He has been in the Insurance industry for more than ten years and is a former Southern Region Manager, Corporate PRI for Australia’s largest General Insurer CGU, drawing on this experience to go above and beyond with his services to clients. A trusted adviser, advocate and friend to his clients and partners alike.

Geoff Stooke

Natalie Verdel

Natalie has over 20 years Marine Insurance underwriting experience, moving to broking in 2014 and joining Modern Risk Solutions in early 2016.

Natalie was a Senior Marine Underwriter with Associated Marine Insurers/Zurich Insurance, moving between branches in Melbourne, Brisbane, Albury and Auckland NZ.

She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Natalie Verdel