Ian Penfold was President of NSW Business Chamber in 2007 and has served on the Board since 2001. He has also been Deputy President of Sydney Business Chamber, President of the Australia Chamber Alliance, Director of the Australian Chamber (formerly Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Director of Hunter Business Chamber. He was also Chairman of the NSW Business Chamber Commercial Services Committee and Chairman of the Board of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors.
An experienced Chairman and Chief Executive, Ian's particular skills and experience were acquired as the head of major corporations with licenses for well-known international retail brands.
Ian is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Speedo Australia, and Chairman and President of Pentland Australia, which in addition to Speedo, owned the license for other international brands including Lacoste and Ellesse.
He is also a former Managing Director of Cork International, a leading consumer products business with international brands and of Charles Parsons & Company Pty Ltd, a major subsidiary of the Charles Parsons Group - a multi-faceted supplier and converter of textile products in Australia.