Penny Newman OBE

Finance & HR Committee

Penny has held a number of senior executive positions in the Social Enterprise sector. She is a former Chief Executive of Accession Social Enterprise CIC, Platform 51 (now the Young Women's Trust), the Jamie Oliver Foundation, and for 10 years, the fairtrade organisation Cafedirect.

Penny has held a number of senior executive positions in the Social Enterprise sector. She is a former Chief Executive of Accession Social Enterprise CIC, Platform 51 (now the Young Women's Trust), the Jamie Oliver Foundation, and for 10 years, the fairtrade organisation Cafedirect.

Penny was awarded the OBE for services to ethical business in 2008, and was appointed Social Enterprise Ambassador by the Cabinet Office in 2011. Currently, Penny is also a trustee of Producers Direct.

Penny is a member of Drinkaware's Finance & HR Committee.

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