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Penny Simmonds

Penny Simmonds

Penelope (Penny) Simmonds was appointed as a Trustee in October 2012.

Penny is Chief Executive Officer of Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), appointed in 1997. Prior to appointment as CEO, Penny was in a Management position at SIT from 1990 -1997. Penny is a Board member of New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, Venture Southland, Chairperson of Hockey Southland, Women's Vice President of Hockey New Zealand and a board member of Southland disAbilities Services.

Penny is a former Director of the  Southland Museum and Art Gallery and former member of the Southland District Health Board. Penny was a recipient of the Woolf Fisher Fellowship in 2000.

Penny is married with three daughters and farms in the Te Tipua District.