CEO of the Southern Institute of Technology
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.