Richard Penn - factfile

[Richard Penn]


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.

Other Quangos he's sat on:

Bradford Congress (Advisor)

Bradford TEC (Vice Chairman)

Bradford Breakthrough

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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