Our Team


Farmer Business Developments plc is an investment holding company of 4,400 mostly farmer shareholders who are the original shareholders, who came together to found FBD, and their successors.

Today, our company is the largest shareholder in FBD Holdings plc, whose main business is FBD Insurance.

We also own and operate the FBD Hotels and Resorts businesses in Ireland and Spain, and we have a number of other investments including an interest in development land close to the new Berlin Airport.


Board of Directors

Appointed by Shareholders

Padraig Walshe (Chairman)
Jack Bayly
James Kane (Vice Chairman)
T.J. Maher
Michael Kennedy
Jer Bergin

Appointed by Co-Operatives
Edmund Lynch
Patrick Murphy
Neil O’Riordan
Tommy Joe Tuffy

Appointed by IFA
John Bryan
Barry Donnelly
Edward Downey


Company Secretary

Bryan Barry


Investment Consultant

Pat Kenny













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