5 December 2018Analysis

Sun Life VP joins Berkley Accident and Health as CEO

Berkley Accident and Health, a subsidiary of WR Berkley, has appointed Brad Nieland as president and CEO

The subsidiary underwrites accident and health re/insurance  products including medical stop loss, managed care, special risk and group captives.

Nieland has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare insurance sectors, most recently serving as vice president, medical stop loss, of Sun Life Financial.

Prior to joining to joining Sun Life in 2012, Nieland served as director of Cigna Investment Management’s due diligence programme.

He succeeds Christopher Brown, who has been named chairman of Berkley Accident and Health. Brown served as president since 2009, and will remain as an advisory resource to Nieland in his new role.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have Chris lead our team at Berkley Accident and Health for nearly a decade, building it from a relatively new start-up into an important part of our business," said W Robert Berkley Jr, president and CEO of WR Berkley.

"He and his team have done an outstanding job in establishing the company as a leading provider of accident and health insurance products and services, and we are excited that he will continue to participate in its ongoing success. Brad brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of the business, as well as an excellent analytic approach that will create opportunities for additional growth and profitability for years to come. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”