Fancy seeing Bobby Kerr in conversation with Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore?

National College of Ireland is now enrolling September students and, to celebrate, it will play host to a series of business and leadership talks...

National College of Ireland is gearing up to welcome its newest students through its Dublin doors this September but, before that, it will host a trio of business chats that should be extremely illuminating if you're hoping to become one of the commerce leaders of tomorrow.

Entrepreneur and the lively voice of Newtalk’s Down to Business, Bobby Kerr continues his lunchtime talks, 'In Conversation With...' on Thursday at 1pm, with this week’s sure-to-be stimulating chat featuring Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore.

Patrick is one of Ireland’s most experienced businessmen, driving the impressive growth of Greencore (the world’s largest maker of sandwiches), a plc company that has an annual revenue of c. £2.3 billion and more than 16,000 employees across Ireland, the UK and the US - no small feat to manage, but Patrick takes it in his stride.

A Munster man and proud rugby supporter, Patrick began his career in management consultants McKinsey, where he had “fifty different jobs” and first honed his skills in the food and beverage industry prior to joining Greencore.

One of only 11 Irish people to win a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford, Patrick perfectly fits the description that Rhodes scholars are “impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act”, a mindframe he brings with him to every aspect of his career.

From predicting the business impact of the Brexit leave campaign to managing President Trump’s anti-trade border threats by manufacturing in the US for the US, Patrick’s ability to forecast trends and react quickly and confidently with his every move is an inspiration to all aspiring young businesspeople.

If you want to gain valuable insight into what drives the Cork man to succeed, hear him talk of how he has taken advantage of huge opportunities, often by taking huge risks, and learn his tips and tricks of the leadership trade, head here to register for free admission.

This is the second session in the lively series, which are held in the Kelly Theatre on the IFSC campus, all to celebrate the fact that National College of Ireland’s courses in business, computing and education are now enrolling for a September start.

Coming up later this summer will be:

Anne O'Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland – Wednesday August 23rd

Realise your potential at National College of Ireland. Our full and part-time courses can help you upskill, advance in your career or return to employment. Courses are now enrolling for September, visit www.ncirl.iefor more.