Penny Thompson CBE

Senior public service leadership adviser & mentor. Independent Chair & Assessor

Penny Thompson CBE is a committed public services leader and now refers to herself as ‘differently occupied’.   Penny continues to mentor and advise on effective leadership, and remains committed to her public service values, determined to support colleagues in learning from best practice.  Penny believes in equality, justice, openness and respect, and uses her blog and Twitter to share views and challenge perceptions and thinking.  She is convinced by the strong business case for diversity through her leadership experience and track record working with and creating diverse top teams.

Her previous roles include Chief Executive of two unitary Local Authorities (Brighton and Hove Council and London Borough of Hackney) and Chief Executive the General Social Care Council. Penny is also a former Executive Director of Social Services at Sheffield City Council.

Penny’s current public sector voluntary roles include Independent Chair of Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board; associate and senior independent assessor for the College of Policing, and associate and mentor for SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers).

Penny was awarded a CBE in 2012 and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Key Dates

Now open
Early Bird conference registration

Friday 10 May
Early Bird deadline

Tuesday 21 May
Conference registrations close

Friday 24 May
Joining Instructions sent to delegates

Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 June 2019

Delegate Fees
Early Bird
Charity Early Bird
Charity Standard
1 Day attendance with dinner
1 Day attendance full day (without dinner attendance)
Confirmed Contributors include

Dean Forbes
Kellie Maloney
Trevor Phillips OBE
Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE
Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Dr Habib Naqvi
Helen Maxwell
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson
James Saville
Julie Dennis
Dr Kit Heyam
Meg Munn
Penny Thompson CBE
Dr Sally Jackson

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