The board of directors of Axis Capital Holdings, a provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance, has appointed Cheryl-Ann Lister to the board as an independent director.

Ms Lister will serve as a class II director and as a member of the audit committee of the board. She currently serves as a consultant to the Bermuda Ministry of Justice on matters relating to anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing.

Michael Butt, chairman of Axis Capital, said: We are pleased to welcome Cheryl-Ann Lister to Axis Capital’s board of directors. Cheryl-Ann brings a wealth of experience as a distinguished investment professional and a regulator.