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About Us

Who We Are

Crop Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (CRU) is a Specialist Agricultural Insurance underwriting agency based in North Sydney, NSW.

CRU is acting as an Agent of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Australia Branch ABN 61 086 083 605 an APRA authorised insurer and member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance. CRU is authorised to deal in certain insurance products on their behalf.

Nearly 100 Years of Experience!

CRU commenced operations in 2019 but its founders bring together nearly 100 years of Australian and international agricultural insurance and re-insurance experience.

This provides us with unique insight into different approaches to measure and underwriter risk and deal with inevitable claims.

Bringing growth, ingenuity & experience to market.

CRU underwrites Broadacre, Cotton Crop (hail and fire) insurance & weather index insurance.

meet our team

Steven Green

Co-Founder/Director

Over 47 years of insurance experience and the co-founder of AgriRisk Services and Primacy Underwriting Agency.

For 35 years has been a pioneer in the development and broadening of the Australian Agricultural Insurance sector.

In 2019 Steven Green was a co-founder of Crop Risk Underwriting Pty Limited which specialises in providing crop insurance and index insurance solution to Australian primary producers.

Peter Book

Co-Founder/Director

With 30 years of experience, he has gained experience in livestock/bloodstock insurance, loss adjusting, annual crop/perennial crop/forestry insurance and reinsurance in Australia and New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific region.

Peter is widely known for his technical yet practical approach and understanding of the bigger insurance/reinsurance issues at play in any issue. In addition to his underwriting role he likes to remain abreast of any claims issues where CRU gets to deliver on the “Promise to Pay”.

He describes himself as a frustrated farmer and relishes the opportunity to get out of the office and onto clients farms.

Carol C. Gonzalez

Claims Manager

Carol is the Claims Manager at CRU and loves helping people when a loss occurs & ensures that the claims process is made as simple and clear as possible.

Carol has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Valencia, and she has spent 17 years of her career in the insurance industry, gaining experience managing claims in various areas including CTP, general insurance, farm, crop and livestock claims.

Carol also enjoys learning new skills, discovering exciting new places/people as well as sharing these experiences with her family and friends.

Will Cripps

Assistant Underwriter

Will has always been interested in biology which stemmed into a passion for agriculture, attending the University of Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Ag Science and Chemistry.

This is his first job within the insurance industry, and he is keen to learn all there is about crop insurance and underwriting. In his spare time Will enjoys going surfing/fishing and catching up with friends.