Sunderland Marine appoints new Australia Branch Manager

Source: press release, 11 February 2022

Sunderland Marine Australia Branch Manager, Mia Bredenberg
Sunderland Marine Australia Branch Manager, Mia Bredenberg (photo: Sunderland Marine)

Sunderland Marine, the fixed premium insurance division of North P&I, has appointed Mia Bredenberg as Australian branch manager, effective 31 January 2022.

Bredenberg joined Sunderland Marine on 31 January as the Branch Manager for Sunderland Marine’s Australian operations. As part of the Underwriting team, Bredenberg will be primarily responsible for managing and developing Sunderland Marine’s insurance business in the region, covering the market-leading aquaculture and fishing, coastal and specialist vessel teams. In addition, Bredenberg will oversee the policy and operational direction of the branch and ensure compliance with Sunderland Marine’s financial services licence and other regulatory requirements.

“We are delighted to welcome Mia as manager of our Australian operations. Mia possesses a wealth of experience in management and operations, and she will play a key role in meeting our local and global business objectives,” says Craig McBurnie, Director, Sunderland Marine.

Bredenberg inherits responsibility for the Australian operations from Chris Kennedy, who has completed 10 years in Melbourne. Chris is returning to New Zealand and will work from the Nelson office. Chris will continue to provide general support for the region, primarily with the Aquaculture industry.

Prior to joining Sunderland Marine, Bredenberg was National Operations Manager, and more recently, Head of Administration & Finance at Club Marine Ltd.