Former Chief Executive, Bradford Council. Retired due to "ill health" in December 1998.
Appointed in November 1989 by the new Tory leader Eric Pickles. Formally chief executive of Knowsley council. Salary in excess of £100,000. His wife Jill Penn member of the Labour party.
Home: 25 Westwood Drive, Ilkley, LS29 9QX
Born: 4/10/45, Southsea. Married Jill 1968. Children: Nathan (1970), Jessica (1971), Mathew (1974), Daniel (1975).
Educated: Canton High School, Cardiff; University College, Swansea - BSc (Econ), Dip in Educ.
Recreations: Watching rugby union, walking, eating, theatre, reading, family.
Bradford Congress (Advisor)
Bradford TEC (Vice Chairman)
Bradford Chamber of Commerce
Spirit of Bradford Ltd
Public Finance Foundation
All Saints First School, Ilkley (wife Jill, Labour governor, Nov 1979)
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