Senior Management

AUSTRALIA

CHRIS NASH

Managing Director

Chris has been involved in the Insurance Industry for 25 years. His passion for sport as a player, coach and administrator has served him well, spending the majority of his insurance career in sports insurance.

He is a highly experienced insurance underwriter and is acknowledged as a leading commentator on risk for the sports and leisure industry globally. Chris is a director of various Sportscover group companies and is on the board of Wild Goose Holdings, the group holding company.

Office : Melbourne

Email : chris.nash@sportscover.com

SIMON ALLATSON

Sportscover Australia CEO

Simon has worked in the sports industry for more than 25 years, principally at CEO level. He is the only industry professional to have led the Olympic sports of both swimming and track and field in Australia alongside CEO & executive-level experience at six other national sports organisations here and NZ.

Simon’s career includes sponsorship management of one of Australia’s largest financial institutions, CEO of a professional sports franchise, and deputy-CEO of a leading Australian charity with assets of over $70 million. He is currently a Director of ASIC-licensed financial services company, KABM Pty Ltd t/as Sports Super, which supports the Australian sport & leisure industry.

Simon’s Board experience includes being a current Director of an aquatic and leisure facility management company and previous Board roles with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, the NZ Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association and the Confederation of Australian Sport. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for Services to Sport in 2000.

Office : Melbourne

Email : simon.allatson@sportscover.com

STEVE BOUCHER

Marketing Director

Steve has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. He spent over 25 years at Lloyd’s of London in various senior roles, including Lloyd’s General Representative in Australia and President of Lloyd’s Illinois Inc., setting up Lloyd’s first dedicated offices in both places.

Steve joined Sportscover in 2005 and is on the holding company board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the Diploma in Management Studies. Steve was on the Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) board in 2013 and 2014. He is a lifelong Spurs supporter and a more recent Central Coast Mariners member.

Office : Sydney

Email : steve.boucher@sportscover.com

JARROD BELL

Underwriting Manager – Asia Pacific

Jarrod ‘s background in sports administration has him well placed to understand the needs of clients in the amateur and commercial sports space. Graduating from Deakin University in 1999 with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing gave him the knowledge base to pursue his passion for sport whilst working within Softball Australia, the Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association and the Ringwood District Cricket Association before moving into the insurance industry.

With 16 years’ experience across the insurance, risk management and sports administration industries, 14 years at Sportscover, Jarrod’s knowledge and passion allows him to accurately provide clients and their broking partners with insurance programs that combine competitive coverage options, risk mitigation strategies with strong, stable premium levels. Jarrod is a Senior Associate and Certified Insurance Professional of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance with a Diploma in General Insurance.

Office : Melbourne

Email : jarrod.bell@sportscover.com

CRAIG WILSON

Claims Manager – Australasia

Craig has been in the general insurance industry for over 30 years working predominantly in the claims area. He began his career in 1976 and held various senior claims positions within the Zurich Insurance Group prior to joining Sportscover in 2000.

He has a keen interest in most sports, in particular football, cricket and water sports and is a lifelong fan of the Geelong Football Club. He is Fellow of the Insurance Institute and CIP.

Office : Melbourne

Email : craig.wilson@sportscover.com

ROBERT GROVES

Financial Controller

Robert is a Chartered Accountant, originally qualifying in South Africa, and later converting that qualification to the Australian equivalent. He migrated to Australia in 2004.

He has worked in the general insurance industry in South Africa for a listed general insurance company and later for a privately held group that provided broking and general insurance administration services. He started with the Sportscover group in May 2009. He is a keen golfer and follows most sports, in particular the EPL and Super Rugby.

Office : Melbourne

Email : robert.groves@sportscover.com