Board Profiles


Cover-More's Board of Directors

Michael Alscher Non-Executive Chairman

Michael is the Managing Partner and founder of Crescent Capital Partners, a leading Australian private equity firm, specialising in high growth companies and certain industry sectors such as healthcare and financial services.

Prior to founding Crescent in 2000, Michael was a strategy consultant at Bain International and the L.E.K. Partnership, where he spent considerable time working on the financial services industry and consumer product facing companies.

Michael has been the Chairman of Cover-More since September 2009.

He is a Non-Executive Director of the newly listed LifeHealthcare Group Ltd as well as the ASX listed life insurer, Clearview Ltd.

Michael also serves as the Non-Executive Chair of National Dental Care and a Non-Executive Director of National Medical Services Group and Breezway Louvre Windows, all Crescent portfolio companies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance & Mathematics from the University of NSW. As a result of his affiliation with Crescent Capital Partners, which will continue to have a 12.7% shareholding post IPO, Michael is not considered to be an Independent Director.

Sam Mostyn Non-Executive Director

Sam joined the board of Cover-More in November 2013 and has longstanding experience in the Australian corporate sector both in executive and non-executive functions, in particular in the areas of human resources, corporate and government affairs, sustainability management and diversity.

She sits on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban Group, and Citibank Australia. Prior to her appointment, Sam held senior executive roles at IAG, Optus and Cable & Wireless. Sam is a Commissioner with the Australian Football League and the National Mental Health Commission.

Sam holds a BA/LLB from the Australian National University.

Peter Edwards Group Chief Executive Officer

Peter was appointed Group CEO of Cover-More in 2011.

He has over ten years' executive experience in travel insurance and medical assistance in Australia and Asia.

Prior to joining Cover-More, Peter was Regional Director Asia Pacific, for Allianz Global Assistance, a leading international travel insurance, assistance and personal services company and formerly Mondial Assistance.

Leading up to this appointment, Peter was CEO of the Mondial Assistance Australian entity which grew, under his tenure, to become the third largest in the group's global portfolio.

Lisa McIntyre Independent Non-Executive Director

Lisa joined the board of Cover-More in November 2013 and has over 20 years' experience providing strategic, commercial and operational advice to leading companies in the healthcare and technology sectors in Australia and overseas.

Lisa also serves as a board member of Silex Limited, a publicly listed renewable energy company, HCF Group, the largest member-based private health insurance organisation in Australia, l-MED Network, the largest provider of radiology services in Australia, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Tutoring Australasia.

Lisa was a former senior partner in global strategic consultancy L.E.K. Consulting, leading L.E.K.'s Asia Pacific Life Science and Healthcare practice. Lisa holds a PhD in physical chemistry from Cambridge University, a BSc in biochemistry and mathematics from the University of Sydney, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Trevor Matthews Independent Non-Executive Director

Trevor joined the board of Cover-More in November 2013 and has over 40 years' experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining the board of Cover-More, Trevor was a board member of Aviva plc, a leading UK-listed global life and general insurer, and Chairman of Aviva plc's UK and French businesses. He has also held chief executive roles at Aviva UK, Friends Life, Friends Provident, Standard Life Assurance Company, Manulife Japan and Legal & General Australia.

Trevor has an MA in Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and has held board positions in a number of insurance associations in Australia, the UK and Japan.

Stephen Loosley Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephen joined the board of Cover-More in November 2013 and has extensive experience in government, public policy and the corporate sector.

Stephen holds a number of boards and advisory roles including strategic counsel at Minter Ellison, advisory board member of Crescent Capital Partners, advisory board member of Veolia Australia and Thales Australia, Chairman of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Senior Vice President of the European Australian Business Council and Board Member of the Asia Society Australia.

Previously, Stephen served as a Senator for New South Wales and General Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, New South Wales Branch.

Stephen's prior experience also includes being a former board member of the National Rugby League, former Chairman of the Committee for Sydney and former board member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. Stephen holds a BA (Honours) from the University of NSW, LLB (Honours) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Louis Carroll Independent Non-Executive Director

Louis joined the board of Cover-More in 2003 and has significant experience in the travel assistance and call centre industries with more than 30 years' experience in general management.

Louis co-founded Access 24, which specialised in telephone service programs and call centre outsourcing which expanded into New Zealand and the UK and was later acquired by TeleTech, a US-listed global business process outsourcing company, where Louis held the position of President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific region.

Louis also originally co-founded the CustomerCare business, which was acquired by Cover-More in 2001. Louis holds a BA (Honours) degree in English from London University.