Penny Pullan

Penny Pullan has over twenty years of experience on projects and programmes of change: initially within multinational companies such as Logica, AstraZeneca and Mars, then as an independent consultant, author, mentor and speaker. She is known for her facilitative approach, her accurate identification of organisational needs and how she encourages people to design and deliver unique solutions to improve projects, processes and systems. Penny works across industries, across cultures and around the world, particularly across Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand. Her clients say that she develops both their competence and their confidence in handling tricky change projects.

In almost a decade as a consultant, Penny has worked for a wide range of companies, including Old Mutual, AstraZeneca, Cmed Technologies, NFU Mutual, Rolls-Royce, Roche, the UK Government, AbbVie, Quintiles, plus several universities and major charities. Her clients enjoy her engaging, facilitative style, often with hand-drawn graphics thrown in to clarify points.

Penny speaks and writes extensively. She’s working on her next book: ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the best out of virtual work and virtual teams.’ This will be published by Kogan Page in 2016. Previous books include: ‘A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management’, ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’ and she contributed to ‘The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management’. She speaks on project management and leadership topics for the Project Management Institute, the Association for Project Management and elsewhere, including her own global, virtual summits on both virtual working and business analysis. She holds a PhD in Nanotechnology from Cambridge and is a chartered engineer.