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Richard Penska

Our board
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  • Non-executive director

Richard has extensive experience of contract management. He is currently assistant director of corporate services at North Somerset Council.

Before joining North Somerset Council, Richard held a variety of positions within the electricity supply industry and the Department of Health and Social Security.

Richard has operated at strategic management level within a number of functions including: ICT, finance, internal audit and risk management, and customer services.

Richard was appointed to the Merlin board in November 2012.

Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. 


Richard is a member of the following committee:

  • Audit and risk committee (chair)

Richard was appointed to the board on 2 July 2018