Senior Executive Staff

Peter Nash
Peter Nash
Founder and Group Chairman

Peter has been in the Insurance Industry for over 30 years and is the founder of Sportscover. His experience in amateur sports Insurance dates back to the early 1980's, when he identified a gap in the market for bespoke sports insurance and started putting together policies for clubs and associations. Peter is Group Chairman of Wild Goose Holdings, the holding company for the Sportscover group of companies.

Chris Nash
Chris Nash
MD of Sportscover

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 carrer 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.

Chris Nash
David Lamb
CEO of Sportscover Australia

David has been in the Insurance Industry for over 25 years and has performed a number of senior roles across underwriting, claims and general management with several insurers including American Re-Insurance Company, AIG and Chartis Australia. In 2013, David was elected to serve as a Director on the VicSport board. David has coached, played and umpired cricket, Australian Rules Football and currently coaches a junior basketball team. David is a Fellow of the Australian Insurance Institute and has a Bachelor of Business.

Tim Nash
Tim Nash
Finance, IT and HR Director

Tim joined the Sportscover Group after completing an Information Technology degree and has over 15 years experience within the insurance industry in Australia and London. He is a keen sportsman with an active interest in many sports at various levels, especially cycling. He is a director of various Sportscover group companies and is on the board of the group holding company.

Steve Boucher
Steve Boucher
Marketing and Business Development 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 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.

Jarrod Bell
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.

Jarrod’s passion for sport is reflected in his volunteer roles in administration including tribunal panel member for Ringwood District Cricket Association and participation in basketball, football (soccer), cricket and golf.

Ross Pollard
Ross Pollard
Underwriter & NSW Branch Manager

Ross has over 10 years of underwriting experience having worked in both the UK and Australia. Ross entered the insurance industry following the completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Sport Science with Business Management. He is a keen follower of sport, particularly football and cricket, and takes particular interest in the health and fitness industry where he holds a number of qualifications.

Robert Groves
Robert Groves
Financial Controller, Australia

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.

Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson
Claims Manager Sportscover, Australia

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.

Melina Papas
Melina Papas
Claims Relationship Manager / Claims Manager – Personal Accident

Melina joined Sportscover in March 2012 and has worked in the insurance industry since 2001. Throughout the years, Melina has worked for various Underwriters and Insurance brokers, specialising in claims roles. Melina likes keeping active and enjoys yoga and running.

Helen Georgiou
Helen Georgiou
Compliance Manager, Australia

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.

Andrew Ancrum
Claims Manager Sportscover 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.