AXA Farm Insurance Appoint Regional Manager for Munster

Christy Doherty, Head of Agriculture at AXA Insurance said that he is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom McCarthy as their Regional Manager for Munster. Skibbereen. Tom is a native of West Cork and comes from a farming background. Tom has over 20 years’ experience working with farmers through his role as Manager with Cork Co-op Marts in Bandon and Skibbereen.

He was also a Livestock officer for the Irish Farmers Association in Munster and a Regional Development Officer for Co. Kerry. He is graduate of the Teagasc Agricultural College in Clonakilty and the Cork Institute of Technology, and has gained great experience in understanding farmers and agricultural business. His contact details are as follows: Email: Tel: 087/9136311

Tom said he looked forward to working with farmers and Agribusiness in Munster. “We will be offering them the best insurance cover on the market today. Public Liability is one of the most important covers you need to consider. The best public liability covers your legal responsibility for accidental injury to anyone, or loss and damage to material property.” According to Tom, AXA offers a standard cover limit of €3 million, which is the highest level of standard cover on the market.

He also reminded farmers that having Employers Liability covers the costs and expenses of claimants you are legally liable for and other costs incurred. AXA also offers cover for any voluntary helpers at a reduced rate.

Christy Doherty said that “of course you want to ensure that everything on your farm is protected, from your livestock to your vehicles and your home. AXA Smart Farm Insurance offers two simple choices based on the size of your farm. This means that you can customise your policy so that you are not paying for cover you don’t need.”

Another point Tom made was that protection for the vehicles that farmers use around the farm isn’t a given with all insurance policies. “If you have a tractor, trailer or any other agri vehicle that you depend on, consider the type of cover you need for it, like third party, fire and theft, or comprehensive cover.”

Christy Doherty has worked in the farm insurance industry since 1995 and has a B.Agr.Sc degree from UCD. He is a former President of the Agricultural Science Association which has over 1700 members employed across the agri-food industry.

After spending more than 16 years as Head of Farm and Business at FBD, he now ensures all AXA Smart Farm customers are getting the most efficient customer services and cover that works for them. With continuous innovation, Christy said that AXA helps bring the best products to farmers across Ireland.

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