LGNSW Board member Cr Penny Pedersen.

Cr Penny Pedersen

Director - Metropolitan/Urban
City of Ryde Council

Councillor Penny Pedersen was elected to City of Ryde Council in 2017.

She currently represents NSW Local government as the LGNSW delegate to the Music festival Roundtable. She has represented the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils as vice-president and local government as a member of the Cities Power Partnership local leaders program.

Cr Pedersen has represented the City of Ryde as delegate and vice-chair of the Parramatta River Catchment Group; the North Sydney Regional Planning Panel.

On council in Ryde she has chaired:

  • the Status of Women advisory committee
  • the Social inclusion advisory committee
  • the Bushland and Environment advisory committee
  • the Renewable energy advisory committee, and
  • the Works and community standing committee.

She is also a member of the Ryde/Hunters Hill Domestic and Family Violence committee and a member of the Side by Side Inclusive Governance Consultative Reference Group.

Cr Pedersen studied Theatre at UNSW and has had a long career as a performer, writer and producer. She has worked in film, television, theatre, radio, education, journalism and freelance presenting, also serving as a board member for Griffin Theatre Company and Northside radio 99.3FM.

She is passionate about her community, the environment, social inclusion and women’s issues.

Outside of council and her work, Cr Pedersen is a registered wildlife rescuer, carer, keen photographer and kayaker.