She has executive management experience as a director and chief executive in a number of Acute and Specialist Trusts including being Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust from 2012-2015 and Chief Executive of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2006-2012.
Penny is passionate about delivering high quality care to patients and their families. She has worked with and developed palliative care services in previous roles and is currently a member of the National Policy Group for Hospice UK.
Penny has a Masters degree in Public Sector Management. Her first degree was in Medieval English and History. She sits as a trustee on two separate charitable organisations in Birmingham and Sandwell which has given her an insight into the charity sector and the role of the Board of Trustees. Penny is married and has grown up children and step children. She enjoys cooking, is a Francophile and loves going to the theatre.