• PRESS RELEASE : Sportscover Australia appoint new CEO

Sportscover Australia appoint new CEO

28 April 2016

Sportscover Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Allatson as Chief Executive Officer. Simon takes up  the  position on 1st  May and will be based in Sportscover’s Melbourne office.

Sportscover’s Managing Director, Chris Nash commented, “This is a really exciting time for Sportscover, with the sports market going through a transformation generally in a number of areas such as women’s sport, technological advances and funding changes, we believe Simon is well placed to give us an even greater affinity with our clients and their needs  going forward. After an exhaustive selection process that included many first class applicants from both the insurance and sports worlds, I am delighted that Simon  is joining  the company”.

Simon has been in the sports and not-for profit sector for over 25 years and  has performed a number of senior roles including Executive Director at New Zealand Tennis, Executive Director at Australian Swimming, CEO of Athletics Australia and CEO of the Sydney Kings. He has also been a board member of both the Australian and New Zealand Commonwealth Games  Associations and is a recipient of the Australian Sports Medal for services to the sports industry.

Simon has a Master of Business  Administration  and Bachelor  of Arts.

Commenting on his appointment, Simon said, “I am very excited to be taking on this role with such a dynamic and successful company as Sportscover. I have watched and admired their progression over the years and so it is great to now be part of the team.”

Sportscover has been expanding the number of countries in the region  in which they do business and Simon will have a major role in continuing this work and strengthening  Sportscover’s brand  within these markets.

He continued, “I am looking forward to playing a major role in the continuing growth and development of Sportscover in Australia and throughout the region.”


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Editor’s Notes:

 Sportscover is one of the world’s leading specialist sports and leisure insurers, with over 30 years’ experience in providing tailored sports and leisure insurance solutions with a range of high  quality  products  all backed  by first class  security.  With offices in London, Melbourne and Sydney and using a worldwide broker network, Sportscover provides accident, liability, property, contingency and travel insurances for sport and leisure in over 20 countries.

 It is also becoming a leading provider of sports services including live streaming, through its ‘My Sport Live’ brand, provider of topical sports news and interviews through ‘Touchline TV’, risk management products through ‘Sportscover Vital’ and VRA and other related services.




For further information please contact:


Steve Boucher tel: 02 4381 2266; steve.boucher@sportscover.com


Chris Nash tel: 03 8562 9100; chris.nash@sportscover.com