Penny Cunningham

Senior Consultant - Education


Penny joined GatenbySanderson in September 2016 after spending 20 years’ working in Higher Education within the professional services. She has predominately worked with senior management teams delivering strategic innovative projects, across central services and a wide variety of academic disciplines.

She has extensive experience of programme management, innovation and enterprise and international collaborations as the project manager at the inception of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). Prior to joining GatenbySanderson Penny devised and delivered a HEIF funded multi-faceted energy programme working with government and industry to enhance access to higher education which resulted in the creation of new international collaborative opportunities, research income, and commercialisation projects.

Since joining GatenbySanderson Penny has experience of working in executive search with Russell Group Universities, Hefce and Jisc to recruit professorial, senior management and non-executive positions