Senior Management

EUROPE

MARTIN CRANNIS

Sportscover Europe CEO

Martin has worked in the insurance industry for the past twenty years. He has been a Director of Maiden International Insurance Services and Managing Director of Maiden Life  based in Sweden.  Martin was also previously at Cardif Pinnacle where he was Business Development Director (responsible for Sales and Marketing) and also as International Director responsible for operations in Scandinavia, Germany, South Africa and Ireland.

Martin holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Management from Middlesex University Business School and is a Fellow of the Institute of Marketing (Chartered Status).

He has interests in a diverse range of sports from Scuba diving (qualified Dive Master and Master Diver), windsurfing, skiing, golf, rugby union – being a big Saracens rugby fan – and also a follower of the “Canaries” (Norwich Football Club).

Office : London

Email : martin.crannis@sportscover.com

CHRIS HOOTTON

Senior Development Underwriter

Chris has been with Sportscover for over eight years and has a wealth of experience in the Sports and Leisure arena, working with a range of clients from National Governing Bodies to Leisure operators.  Chris is an avid sportsman, playing football, squash, cricket and generally anything involving a ball.

Office : London

Email : chris.hootton@sportscover.com

SIMON BOWRING

Senior Development Underwriter

Simon has been in the Insurance industry for over 20 years and at Sportscover for 2 years. Having previously worked as a broker, Simon understands the needs of clients and intermediaries which helps with both Underwriting and broker relationship management.

Simon has an unrivalled passion for sport, especially cricket and football, as a player, manager and coach. This has provided him with a depth of knowledge which helps him to assess risks which are `outside the box’. Simon is a keen runner and has recently partaken in several Ultramarathons.

Office : London

Email : simon.bowring@sportscover.com

ANDREW ANCRUM

Claims Manager – Europe

Andrew has been involved in the general insurance game for 30 years, working in a variety of roles. Prior to joining Sportscover in 2008 Andrew worked for Guardian Royal Exchange in New Zealand, Municipal Mutual Insurance, Zurich Municipal, Gallagher Bassett and SLE Worldwide in a variety of claims roles. He enjoys watching rugby and playing golf. He has intermediate passes in the AIINZ and CIP.

Office : London

Email : andrew.ancrum@sportscover.com

SILVIA GILLESPIE

Financial 

Silvia Gillespie is the Financial Controller of Sportscover Europe.  She is ACCA qualified and was trained within public practice.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree and an Accounting Science degree.

She has extensive experience working in the Insurance industry, both in the UK and Europe during her tenure with a  US incorporated global insurance company.  Silvia has worked in both industry and practice with experience in accounting, auditing and tax.  She enjoys watching sport especially tennis and gymnastics.

Office : London

Email : silvia.gillespie@sportscover.com