New executive joins AXIS Capital board of directors


AXIS Capital Holdings has announced that Elly Hardwick has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective November 1, 2018.

According to the company Hardwick is a leader in the FinTech industry, and has held senior leadership roles at Credit Benchmark, Thomson Reuters and, most recently, Deutsche Bank, where she was head of innovation.

“Elly brings experience driving innovation and strategy at world-class companies, coupled with the perspective of serving in key leadership positions within organisations crossing financial services, media and government,” said Michael Butt, chairman of AXIS Capital’s board of directors. “Her insights and leadership will be invaluable as we position AXIS to capitalise 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 start-up and provider of credit risk data, leading the company from its foundation in 2012. Prior to that, Hardwick held a succession of senior leadership positions at Thomson Reuters, including global head of strategy, investment and advisory; global head of professional publishing; and head of strategy for Europe and Asia.

“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 organisation’s significant potential.”

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