(appointed August 2023)
Mr Joshua Penn is co-chair of the Gold Dinner Committee. Under his leadership the past two years Gold Dinner has grown significantly, each year setting Australian and global records for gala events. The 2023 Gold Dinner raised an astounding $19.2Million, doubling the previous year’s result, and smashing records for an Australian gala and a global children’s hospital foundation gala. As a result of this year’s Gold Dinner success, the $15 million Kookaburra Centre at Westmead is fully funded.
Mr Penn is a dedicated and passionate fundraiser for SCHF. He has brought new donors to the Gold Dinner and is actively working with Management on plans to expand Gold to create a series of events that foster meaningful, ongoing touch points with donors.
Mr Penn co-owns luxury fashion retailer Belinda International and an interior design firm Palmer & Penn.
Mr Penn lives in Double Bay with his partner Ben and two children. He is co-chair of the Gold Dinner with his mother Linda Penn.