About Coversure


Covering the things you care for

Coversure Insurance is independently owned and run by a dedicated team of customer-focused professionals. Below you can find out a little more about them and their roles in Coversure.


The Coversure Board

Mark Coverdale

Mark Coverdale

Founder and Chairman. Mark's strategic vision to create a franchised insurance broking offering that gave local people access to a great insurance service has bloomed over the past 30 years into the nationwide offering that Coversure is today.

John Sinclair

John Hooper

Group Managing Director. John has spent his career in insurance. A former Coversure franchisee he combines his detailed knowledge of insurance and operations to drive the business forward in a customer-centric fashion.

Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Technical Director. Following a Courtaulds university scholarship, Martin found his calling in computing and after writing a successful book on the use of databases, founded Datamatters in 1985. Datamatters provide the IT infrastructure that has been the technological bedrock on which Coversure has been built.

Bob Darling LinkedIn Bob Darling

Bob Darling

Bob started in the banking industry where he various held board positions at Close Brothers and Kaupthing Singer Friedlander. Now Group CEO, his focus is on leading a team that generates great outcomes for everyone and he lives and breathes Coversure's values.

Kevin Sinclair

Kevin Sinclair

Group Underwriting Director. Kevin's wealth of insurance experience has included directorships at AXA and the AA Insurance. At Coversure he ensures our customers get the best insurance policies through the careful management of our insurer relationships.

Nigel Taylor

Nigel Taylor

Communications Director. Nigel started in insurance in the late 1970s before joining his brother Martin at Datamatters in 1987. He is integral to keeping Coversure at the cutting-edge of technical developments that translate into an improved service for our clients.

The Operations Board

Sarah Darling LinkedIn Sarah Darling

Sarah Darling

Sarah's varied career has taken her from the fashion industry through Building Societies and regional broker to the Coversure family. As Coversure's Managing Director, Sarah's customer-centric ethos and team focus keeps people at the heart of everything that Coversure does.

Steve Parker LinkedIn Steve Parker

Steve Parker

Steve has 30 years' experience in development and underwriting roles for leading insurers. Since 2002 he has managed Coversure's product development and is now as our Group Commercial Director, a role which sees him seeking to continually improve the quality and value of our cover.

Jenny Matthews LinkedIn Jenny Matthews

Jenny Matthews

Jenny left a career as a maths teacher to join Datamatters in 2007 and retrained as a developer. As Coversure's Associate Director of IT, she is responsible for delivering and maintaining the systems that are essential to keeping the business running.

Carl Ashton LinkedIn Carl Ashton

Carl Ashton

Carl is Coversure's Group Risk and Compliance Director. Carl and his team ensure that the business exceeds the regulator's expectations and has developed and oversees a compliance framework that delivers positive customer outcomes.


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