W.R. Berkley Corporation has appointed Brad N. Nieland as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Berkley Accident and Health (A&H).
He will succeed Christopher C. Brown, who has been named as Chairman of Berkley Accident and Health.
Nieland has more than 15 years’ experience in the healthcare and A&H re/insurance sectors and has held various positions focusing on underwriting and product management, actuarial, risk management and client relations.
Most recently, Nieland served as Vice President of Stop Loss at Sun Life Financial, before which he held a number of positions at health insurer Cigna.
“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,” said W. Robert Berkley, Jr., President and CEO of W. R. Berkley. “We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”
“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,” Berkley added.
“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.”
Berkley Accident and Health underwrites accident and health insurance and reinsurance products for medical stop loss, managed care, special risk and group captive.