Penny Egan (UK)

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"Penny joined the US-UK Fulbright Commission after stepping down as the Executive Director of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) where she was the first woman to have led the RSA in its 250-year history. Prior to taking on the top job at the RSA in 1998, she was Programme Development Director and RSA Lecture Secretary. Her early career included the posts of Press and Publicity Officer at the Crafts Council, Press Officer to the Prime Minister at No 10 Downing Street and Press Officer at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Penny is currently Chair of the Geffrye: Museum of the Home and a trustee of DEMOS. She was made a CBE for ‘services to international education’ in the 2013 New Year’s Honours. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and the RSA." [1]


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  1. debatingmatters Penny Egan, organizational web page, accessed November 24, 2013.