LifeRisk Group profile

LifeRisk Group provides research and software as well as publications and consulting services for Advisers and Australian Financial Services Licensees.

LifeRisk Partners, a member of the LifeRisk Group, holds an Australian Financial Services License and is authorised to provide general financial product advice for life risk insurances to wholesale clients. LifeRisk Partners provides the product research for use by our Adviser and AFS Licensee clients.

LifeRisk Partners, its employees and Authorized Representatives do not provide personal financial product advice to retail clients.

Key Personnel

Steve Dingjan

Stephen Dingjan BSc (Hons)
Managing Director

Stephen has had over 35 years of experience in a range of roles in Australian Funds Management and Life Insurance including 14 years as a consultant.

Stephen’s role is to oversee the strategic direction of the group with specific responsibility for marketing, product and general management of the Group.

Stephen spent 8 years managing the life insurance risk research for a leading finacial planning software provider.

Previously Stephen held significant roles as Product Manager of National Mutual’s (now AMP) Immediate Annuities business and as a Business Development Manager. Prior to that time Stephen held a variety of Actuarial roles in superannuation and life insurance.

Rod Hudson

Rod Hudson
Head of Distribution

Rod has had more than 35 years of experience in sales and distribution management in Financial Services including senior roles at IFMA, Zurich and Portfolio Partners.

Rod’s role is to manage the distribution and sales and functions for LifeRisk Online. He also provides consulting services to Advisers and Licensees.

Rob Gurling

Robert Gurling BSc Dip Ed Gr Dip (Software Development)
Head of Operations

Robert has had over 30 years experience in the Australian Life Insurance industry. In that time he has worked for a number of life insurance companies and consulting firms as an actuarial and systems analyst.

Robert's role is to oversee the compliance, product research, software development for the Group.

Manouri Pothuhera

Manouri Pothuhera BSc, Grd Dip (Actuarial Science), Dip FS
Risk Research Consultant

Manouri has worked overseas in a multinational life insurance group for over 10 years with roles in Actuarial, Group Life, Retirement Benefit (Superannuation) and Operational Risk Management.

Since settling in Australia, Manouri has been responsible for providing life insurance product and premiums research and has assisted in providing Risk Insurance Benchmarking reports.

Manouri's main role is to keep the life insurance product research up to date.


Stephen Kennedy BComp Sc
Systems Manager

Stephen has a degree in Computer Science. He has worked on LifeRisk Online for over 7 years.

In previous roles Stephen was a Computer Network and Systems technician supporting major companies in regional Victoria.

Stephen's main role is to ensure that the Group’s systems run efficiently and LifeRisk Online’s quotation systems produce correct quotations.

Stephen is also responsible for managing the internet and desktop versions of the groups Risk Insurance Quotation system.