International executive team

Sun Life's executive team is a diverse group of senior leaders who have the knowledge, talent and experience to ensure we remain an international leader in protection and wealth management. They lead Sun Life with vision and integrity, ensuring we deliver value to our customers and shareholders, and providing encouragement and support to our employees.

Dean A. Connor
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sun Life Financial

Dean Connor was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer effective December 1, 2011 and is a member of the company's Board of Directors. Dean joined Sun Life in 2006.


Claude A. Accum
Executive Vice-President & Chief Risk Officer

Claude is responsible for Sun Life's risk management, actuarial and asset/liability management functions. He joined the company in 1983.


Carrie Blair
Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Carrie is responsible for Sun Life's human resources programs and governance enterprise-wide. She joined the company in 2012.


Mary De Paoli
Executive Vice-President, Public & Corporate Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer

Mary is responsible for Sun Life's brand, marketing, digital and public & corporate affairs activities globally and for leading the company's focus on its customers. She joined Sun Life in 1999.


Kevin P. Dougherty
President, Sun Life Financial Canada

Kevin joined the company in 1994. He is responsible for Sun Life’s group benefits, group retirement services, individual wealth and insurance and investment management businesses in Canada.


Daniel R. Fishbein
President, Sun Life Financial U.S.

Dan is responsible for the company’s U.S. insurance operations which include a leading stop-loss and employee benefits business, an expanding voluntary benefits business and large in-force blocks of individual life insurance. The company’s Bermuda operations also report to Dan. He joined Sun Life in 2014.


Colm J. Freyne
Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Colm is responsible for the company's worldwide finance, planning, taxation, capital and investor relations functions. He was appointed CFO in 2009.


Melissa J. Kennedy
Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
Melissa is responsible for the Company’s enterprise legal, compliance and corporate secretarial functions. She joined Sun Life in 2014.


Stephen C. Peacher
President, Sun Life Investment Management and Chief Investment Officer, Sun Life Financial

Steve is responsible for the invested asset portfolio that backs our insurance business and for our Canadian institutional asset management business Sun Life Investment Management Inc. He joined Sun Life in 2009.


Mark S. Saunders
Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer
Mark is responsible for all aspects of enterprise information technology and oversees many of the company's shared business services. He joined Sun Life in 2009.


Kevin D. Strain
President, Sun Life Financial Asia
Kevin is responsible for Sun Life’s interests in Asia, including identifying opportunities for growth in the region and managing the Company’s relationships with its partners. He joined Sun Life in Canada in 2002 as part of its acquisition of Clarica.