Menslink Team and Board

Penny Burns

Penny Burns

Penny joins Menslink on her return to Australia after 15 years living and working in Papua New Guinea.  She brings diverse experience with a career across both public and private sectors including a love of working with small businesses.  She is a passionate hands-on leader who loves a challenge and is focused on contributing positively to the communities she works with offering understanding and respect for culture and diversity.

Life isn’t all about work, Penny is a proud mum of two boys for whom she strives to provide (more days than she doesn’t) a nurturing, not smothering approach in order to support their growth through all the normal teenager challenges they face.  Ever conscious that it really is true that it takes a ‘village’ to raise a child, many positive role models both male and female have been rallied to support this responsibility, and who can take credit for the boy’s development to date.  Penny loves that her boys also share her joy of “off the beaten track” adventures and all things crazy, and her aim is to deliver the world, once they are eventually ready to leave home, two well-rounded resilient humans.