About Us


Over 40 years of Corporate & Commercial Broking Experience

The team at Berkley Risk headed up by Bryan Verpoort has in excess of 40 years of Corporate & Commercial Broking experience in the Short Term industry. Having placed many risks across the Southern African region.

Borne out of the Short Term Insurance Industry, our Client offering has evolved to integrate IoT technology with Risk Management to reduce risk. Our approach is different in that we use our proprietary IoT platform to monitor, track, locate and report on risk in a real-time environment across the entire South Africa.

This unique differentiator enables us to reduce the cost of risk which impacts on the cost of insurance. Our Risk Management practitioners are internationally recognised as leading subject matter experts.

Our reinsurance capabilities enable us to comply with local insurance regulations, understanding how and where best to place complex risks and how to structure them.

We design risk management programmes to:

(i) ensure people safety

(ii) minimise asset loss

(iii) provide real-time reporting and fault detection

(iv) anticipate risk through predictive analytics all supported by traditional Insurance.

Meet the ExecutiveTeam at Berkley Risk

Bryan Verpoort

Managing Director

Bryan holds a number of Directorships in the Insurance, Risk Management and Business sectors. Providing specialist risk based-solutions and risk transfer strategies to optimise the efficiency of insurance spend. Bryan specializes in designing niche insurance solution for particular customer segments as well as risk placements for multinational organisations. Revenue generating models are also developed in conjunction with businesses for product sold to 3rd party customers.

Richard Hoption


Investment Banker and Director on the boards of many of the bank’s property interests. His last major corporate role was at Grand Parade Investments Limited, a Black Economic Empowerment company in the Gaming, Leisure and QSR industries, where he held many positions, including CEO, Financial Director, Company Secretary, Investment and Strategy Director. Past CEO of JSE listed company.

Meet the Management Consultants at Berkley Risk

Malcolm Furber

Consultant – Enterprise Risk

Specialist advisor in strategic implementation and enterprise performance management. His experience covers most business sectors which include Healthcare, Financial Services, logistics, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Local and national government. In addition, Malcolm specializes in executive training – bridging the gap between the business and technologies. Is a past Global President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Dave Dodge

Consultant – Standards & Quality Management

A former London police officer with over 30 years of experience, followed by almost 10 years in the safety, security and resilience field. An ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Dave is an acknowledged expert on the application and implementation of ANSI, BSI and SANS standards and quality management systems and regularly delivers training to a variety of clients.

This unique offering enables Berkley Risk to provide you with the best solution for your business.

Regulation: Berkley Risk (Pty) Limited (Registration Number 2017/412000/07) is a duly appointed juristic representative of Motomed (Pty) Limited, (Registration Number 2010/013639/07) which is an authorised Financial Services Provider under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act No 37 of 2002 – FSP#43194.