Cork Opera House celebrates its 160th year in existence and to honour this incredible milestone they held a very special Gala Celebration. A host of Cork’s most renowned performers took to the stage for this special VIP event, celebrating its past, present and future as a hub of top-class talent and entertainment in the city.
The line-up included an array of artists featuring Jimmy MacCarthy, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cara O’ Sullivan, Fiona Shaw, Cork City Ballet with Erina Takahashi.
The black tie event was hosted by Cork’s most popular Dame Nannie Nellie aka Frank Mackey while acclaimed Cork director and composer John O’ Brien will conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestra throughout.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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