Penny de Valk

Managing Director, Talent Management, Penna

Penny is Chief Executive of talent management consultancy, Cedar. Cedar help helps organisations get the best from their people through talent management, leadership development, and high impact coaching.

Penny de Valk has been leading human capital organisations for 20 years and is an expert on leadership, careers and the workplace. A regularly media commentator on the business issues of the day, Penny was ranked as one of HR Magazine's most influential thinkers in 2010.

Born in New Zealand, Penny studied English and philosophy at Otago University and took an MBA at Auckland University before becoming a management consultant. She was chief executive of the New Zealand Institute of Management for four years before moving to Britain in 1997