Executive Vice President Chloralkali
Penny has over 20 years’ commercial and technical experience leading innovation and transformation across broad industry sectors including chemicals, energy, oil and gas, mining, electronics and healthcare.
Penny was previously Head of Commercial for Ixom’s Manufactured Chemicals & Water business, responsible for strategy, sales and marketing, and initiatives such as digital transformation.
Penny developed a passion for disruptive innovation when she began her career with Memcor (now Evoqua) commercialising membrane water treatment systems for potable water and wastewater in Australia, the US and Asia.
She then spent over 13 years with 3M, a US$33 billion global innovation company which derives one third of its sales from products invented in the last five years. She held a broad range of roles at 3M, from technology commercialisation and manufacturing/ Lean Six Sigma, through to business development, strategy/M&A and general management.
Penny holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and first class honours in Chemical Engineering from the University of NSW, where she held an industry Co-op Scholarship.
Penny strives to build a culture of curiosity, problem solving and openness to change to promote innovation at Ixom.