Meet the Agri-Insurance Team at AXA

Our dedicated agri-insurance specialists have the right blend of knowledge and experience of all kinds of farming. It means they can offer you the kind of cover that best suits your needs. Get to know them better by meeting the team.

Our farm insurance teams bring together a combination of hands-on farming knowledge with years of experience in the field.

They’re ready to help you get the most from your cover.

Christy Doherty

AXA Head of Agriculture

Christy has over 25 years’ experience in the agri-insurance market in Ireland. He previously worked as a National Sales Manager with a farm insurance firm. Christy is native of Horse & Jockey, Cashel in Co Tipperary. He is a graduate of Agricultural Science from UCD and was previously President of the Agricultural Science Association.


Brian Prout

Agri Regional Development Manager for the South East

Brian is from a beef and tillage farming background on the Tipperary/Kilkenny border and holds a degree in Agriculture from the University of Essex. On top of this, he has a substantial 17 years’ experience in the agri-insurance sector.


Tom McCarthy

Agri Regional Development Manager for Munster

Tom is a native of West Cork and comes from a farming background. Tom has over 20 years’ experience working with farmers as a Mart Manager with Cork Coop Marts, and as a Development and Livestock Officer for the Irish Farmers Association. He is graduate of Darrara College and CIT. And he has gained great experience in understanding farmers and agricultural business.


Barry Clarke

Agri Regional Development Manager for the North East and North West

Barry is from a beef and dairy farm near Kells, Co Meath. He has been working in the farm insurance sector for over 20 years, having graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies at GMIT. He has also attended Mountbellew Agricultural College where he completed an Agribusiness course and his Green Cert.


Sharon Finnerty

Agri Broker Development Manager

Sharon has been working in the insurance industry for the past 16 years and joined AXA Insurance in April 2018. Sharon specialises in agri-insurance and provides dedicated support to Insurance Brokers in the Leinster and Northern region as well as some Munster-based brokers.


Pat Kelly

Agri Broker Development Manager

Pat has worked in the farm insurance industry for more than 11 years. He is from a farming background and lives in Athenry in Co. Galway.  Previous experience includes working as Sales Executive in farm insurance and as a regional development officer with the Irish Farmers’ Association. In his role as an Agri Broker Development Manager, Pat provides support to all brokers in his region.


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