Phil oversees AXA’s general insurance business in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and has been in role since January 2016.

Phil is an FCII, Chartered Insurer and Certified Insurance Director. He is on the Board of Insurance Ireland and Chairs the General insurance Committee. He is a past president of the Insurance Institute and was also Chairman of the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland.

Phil began his insurance career in 1978 at Guardian Royal Exchange, he joined AXA Ireland in 1992 as Head of the Irish Broker Business, following a 14-year career in the UK insurance industry.

Phil subsequently held a number of senior executive roles in AXA Ireland, including responsibility for Claims, Underwriting and Direct distribution. He was appointed Executive Director of AXA Ireland in 2007 with responsibility for all operations in Northern Ireland.

During his time at AXA, he has also spent three years on secondment in Paris as Global Head of Property and Casualty Claims, and he has served as interim head of operations for both Commercial and Personal Lines for AXA UK.