Penelope J. Dobson – Dip. Pharm, MPS, MBA, GAICD

Penny Dobson is a global executive, with extensive commercial experience in the healthcare sector.  She is a former Vice-President of Merck & Co., Inc., and held a variety of operational roles in different countries and cultures.

In addition to strong sector, market and international business experience in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Japan, Penny has outstanding leadership skills, and demonstrated effectiveness in leading teams of people to achieve superior results.  She has been a member of local subsidiary Boards and Senior leadership teams, where in addition to her sound business skills, she adds value through analysing information and deciding on business growth strategies, as well as identifying opportunities to drive innovation.  She is passionate about women as leaders, and about empowering women to take control of their futures.

She is also a member of the Board of ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation).

Penny is a registered pharmacist, with an MBA from Macquarie University, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).   She has a Six Sigma green belt, and is a certified Change Agent.