Penny is a member of the Maramanindji people from the Northern Territory. She has completed a cadetship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has a Master of Arts (Documentary Producing) degree from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She worked as Producer/Director with the Indigenous Programs Unit in the ABC, and produced the ABC’s highly successful Yarning Up series 1 and 2. Penny was also a part of the Screen Australia Indigenous Department’s Producers Initiative in 2011. She produced a series of shorts called The Forgotten Ones in 2010, directed by prisoners from the Northern Territory, and most recently has been working as a Senior Programmer for NITV, National Indigenous Television, a division of SBS. Penny is currently Head of the Indigenous Unit, Screen Australia.