Bermudian re/insurance group AXIS Capital Holdings has announced the appointment of Elly Hardwick to the company’s Board of Directors, effective November 1.
Hardwick has held senior leadership roles at Credit Benchmark, Thomson Reuters and, most recently, Deutsche Bank AG.
“Elly brings experience driving innovation and strategy at world-class companies, coupled with the perspective of serving in key leadership positions within organizations crossing financial services, media and government,” said Michael A. Butt, Chairman of AXIS Capital’s Board of Directors.
“Her insights and leadership will be invaluable as we position AXIS to capitalize upon the digital and technological revolution that is transforming the insurance and reinsurance marketplace.”
Prior to joining AXIS, Hardwick led innovation across Deutsche Bank’s business lines and functions globally, supporting the company’s digital strategy development.
Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Benchmark, a FinTech startup and provider of credit risk data, leading the company from its foundation in 2012.
“I am pleased to join the Board of Directors at AXIS Capital during an exciting period of change, innovation and technological acceleration for the Company,” said Hardwick.
“Having worked at the intersection of business and technology throughout my career, I firmly believe there is tremendous opportunity ahead for AXIS. I look forward to working with the Company’s Board of Directors and its leadership to help tap into the organization’s significant potential.”
Hardwick’s appointment increases the size of the AXIS Capital Board of Directors to 12 members, 10 of whom are independent directors.