Penny Dash works as an advisor to a wide range of organisations including the NHS, McKinsey & Co, independent health care providers, pharmaceutical companies and private equity groups. She is the founder and director of the Cambridge Health Network – a discussion and networking forum for more than 500 senior executives from organisations working in health.
Penny started her career as a doctor, training in Cambridge and London, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians. She trained in public health before going to the United States to study for an MBA at Stanford University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. While at Stanford she worked briefly with Kaiser Permanente.
Penny returned from the United States in 1994 to work for the Boston Consulting Group in London, leading strategy and change projects with blue chip companies.
In early 2000 she joined the Department of Health as Head of Strategy and Planning, working closely with Alan Milburn in the development of the NHS Plan.