Senior Management

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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


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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

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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

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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


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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


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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

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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

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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 English Premier League football and Super 14 rugby.

Office : Melbourne

Email : robert.groves@sportscover.com

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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


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HELEN GEORGIOU

Group Compliance Manager

Helen joined Sportscover in 2013 and is responsible for compliance matters at Sportscover Australia. She has worked in Claims, Disputes and Compliance roles within the Financial Services Industry for 15 years crossing over General Insurance, Wealth Management and Investment Banking sectors.

Helen is Tier One Qualified and is an Associate of ANZIIF and a member of the Australasian Compliance Institute. She is a keen skier and is involved with Calisthenics in Australia.

Office : Melbourne

Email : helen.georgiou@sportscover.com