Penelope Tainton is a dynamic, proactive presence in the South African government arena. In her current position, working in the Delivery Support Unit of the Department of the Premier, Penny leads the progress and delivery of two of the Western Cape Government’s Game Changers, namely eLearning and the After School Programme.
Penny Tainton has held numerous leadership roles, having previously worked as the Executive Director of Policy & Governance for the Democratic Alliance and serving on the IEC’s National Party Liaison Committee for several years. Penny’s expertise includes an extensive understanding of the processes and practices of Governance, Organisational Development, Legislation and Performance Tracking and Management Initiatives.
An involved citizen of South Africa, Penny is passionate about extending her services to areas of society where she can make a difference, bring about positive change and realise improved standards. A major driver in her work is finding innovative solutions to the inequalities that remain in society, and most particularly in the child’s experience in education.