Penelope Kenny F.C.A, M.A.
Penelope Kenny is an experienced leader and Chartered Accountant with a track record of delivering timely and effective results.
She is principal in ArtsGovernance, a company that carries out consulting and corporate governance reviews of organisations. Her passion is as an enabler of the arts sector. She has been a board member of IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and is an external member of the Audit and Risk committee of the Arts Council.
She holds a recent Masters Degree in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from University College Dublin. In December 2014, her book on Corporate Governance was published by the Chartered Accountants Ireland. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and an affiliate of the Irish Chartered Secretaries Association, and Chair of the judging panel of the Good Governance Awards since 2016. She is currently completing the International Directors program at Insead University, in France.
Clients include, the Irish Architectural Foundation, the Heritage Council, The Irish National Youth Orchestra, HEAnet Ireland’s national education and research network, and EduCampus. These reviews can include stakeholder interviews, board away days, and comprehensive governance reports.
Marcus Brown, Managing Director of Signifier
Marcus has been an advisor and consultant, as well as creating workshops for regional and national projects for companies including Apple, Virgin, MTV, and Hertz. He has worked on a number of projects with Bristol Museums. He has an extensive background in creating training and facilitation programs and workshops. He has developed and delivered projects focused on music for both Lewisham and Croydon Councils, and mental health projects for Hounslow council and HMCTS and British Council. He has created and delivered workshops on topics such as Social Contract, and Equity, to schools across South West London. He’s delivered film projects for Urban Music Seminar, Urban Voice, DJTV and Hip Hop Summit Action Network UK. Marcus co-wrote the ASWAC proposal to create education programs to fight FGM in the UK
Marcus is also a writer, broadcaster, public speaker, and advocate and thought leader, and has helmed the weekly Program Steppin’ Raiser on Ujima Radio for the past 5 years. He is a Trustee for Bristol City Of Film, and chair for Bristol Black Filmmakers Collective. He is also researching the intersection of Power, Art, Organisational Culture, and Race.