Penny Henrion has significant experience chairing NHS Boards and supporting Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Her last role was chair of NHS Berkshire, the primary care trust responsible for assessing the health needs and designing ans commissioning the healthcare of the population in Berkshire. She worked closely with the chief executive and local hospitals to ensure the delivery of effective health services. She was always interested in listening directly to patients' and carers' experiences and taking these into account when planning services.

Previously, Penny was chief executive of the Princess Royal Trust Carers Service in Berkshire, raising funds for its expansion and working directly with carers. In 2016, Penny was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and now has experience of the NHS as a patient.

Penny is passionate about gardening, loves walking and wildlife, yoga and singing. She has two adult children and now lives with Madeleine, her partner of 26 years.