New Members Appointed to Board of National Concert Hall
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has announced two new appointments to the board of the National Concert Hall. Soprano Niamh Murray and Peter McKenna of the GAA will each serve on the board for a five-year term.
Murray is a well-known singer and is Principal of Kilmacanogue National School in County Wicklow on secondment as Director of Blackrock Education Centre. She studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and with Dr Veronica Dunne before winning a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She later studied under Carlo Bergonzi in Siena, Italy. In 2010, she graduated with a Masters in Performance and Musicology from Maynooth College. Murray has extensive experience as a performer including singing at the National Concert Hall.
Peter McKenna is Stadium Director of Croke Park and Commercial Director of the GAA. He has experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, new business development, financial planning, and in developing sponsorship relationships and fundraising.
The Board of the NCH consists of a Chairperson and eight members appointed by the Minister. The current Chairperson is Maura McGrath. The other members are John Reynolds, Don Thornhill, James Cavanagh, Rebecca Gageby, Hilary Hough and Michelle O’Sullivan.
Commenting on the new appointments, McGrath said:
We are delighted to have Peter McKenna and Niamh Murray join the Board of the National Concert Hall. Niamh and Peter bring significant expertise and experience which will facilitate hugely in the delivery of our strategic ambition. This includes the advancement of our redevelopment plans for the refurbishment of the National Concert Hall and the ongoing development of our artistic vision.
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Published on 28 September 2022