Meet the team

 

Tony Gilpin


Tony Gilpin

Managing Director

Tony joined the company in 1996 as Travel Manager; he has since worked his way up the ranks and passed a Diploma in Business Management Degree in 2005. His contribution, hard work, ability to drive new business and results saw him being appointed Managing Director in 2009 following the retirement of Chris Vander.

Following a business restructure in 2012, Tony became joint Managing Director of Chapman Stevens & Chase Parkinson. The businesses have since merged. Under his direction, the Towergate Underwriting Travel business and the team continue to grow and achieve great results. Tony has a wealth of experience in all Travel related matters and is widely recognised as one of the leading lights in respect of Insurance Cover to meet the 1992 EC Package Travel Regulations. We now act as Business Partners to ABTA, IAGTO & the Coach Tourism Council.

Outside of work, for his sins Tony is a Nottingham Forest fan, but when he is not holding his head in his hands, he is enjoying his time with his wife & 2 young children. Tony also likes to give back and partakes in many challenges for Charity such as parachute jumping, sailing, bungee jumps & half marathons. Tony also likes to Garden, play football & snooker when time permits.


Steve Browne

Steve Browne

Senior Account Executive

Steve has worked with the business for 10 years, and manages a portfolio of existing clients and combines this with new business activities across our range of travel industry products. He also coordinates and delivers our travel insurance training provision across the portfolio as a whole.

Out of work his time is taken up driving his three children to their extensive range of sporting and social activities. Somehow, he has actually found time to help out with his daughter's football team. Steve is a keen cook and a bit of a film buff.


Kevin Street

Kevin Street

Office & Compliance Manager

Kevin heads up our Compliance & office teams having gained a wealth of experience in a variety of insurance-based leadership roles. The team, under Kevin’s direction have implemented changes to significantly improve the customer experience.




Alan James

Underwriting Manager

Alan manages the travel insurance underwriting team for our coach operators and brokers where they manage the pricing of new business and renewals renewal presentations together with policy wordings.

 

Sam Sciortino

Sam Sciortino

Commercial Team Leader

Sam manages the commercial department’s activities, getting involved in new business and renewal negations and assisting mainly Tour Operators/Travel Agents on policies required to comply with the EC Directives and Package Travel Regulations. We are specialists in Tour Operators Liability and Financial Failure Cover.

Outside of work, Sam is an avid gym goer, Arsenal supporter and follows boxing and UFC. Sam enjoys spending time with his family and friends and appreciates good food.

 

Beverley Tavener

Beverley Tavener

Senior Medical Administrator

Beverley manages the medical screening department where they assess the extent of risk from customers contacting us with their pre-existing conditions and applying the appropriate insurance terms in line with the Company and Underwriter philosophy and practice.

Outside of work she likes spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, sewing & playing with her adorable grand children.