Penny Hemming, OBE DL

Penny Hemming initially studied history at King’s College, University of London, and then spent 16 years in the City. Following her move to Yorkshire in 1985, she worked as a consultant in business and tourism.

Penny was appointed CBI Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber in 1995, where she developed a detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of all issues confronting business.

Penny holds an MBA from the University of Bradford and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Kingston.

Penny was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2000 and was awarded an OBE for services to business in the Queen’s birthday Honours List in June 2007.

Penny is a member of the Yorkshire Ladies Council for Education (YLCE), a patron of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and has wide interests in charities for the deaf.

Female Deputy Lieutenant Badge

Female Deputy Lieutenant Badge