Robin Penty is the executive director of Engagement and Impact at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Over a career-spanning three decades in the arts and culture, not-for-profit, higher learning and public sectors, Robin’s role is to ensure the Gardens and its visitors thrive as an open and inclusive place where important stories are told and memories made.
Robin’s background includes roles as a director of programs, business development and marketing executive, cultural programmer, executive producer, qualitative researcher, strategic consultant and skilled facilitator. She has held leadership and executive positions for diverse organisations such as Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Drug Foundation, The Smith Family and the University of Melbourne.
Early in her career, Robin worked professionally as a choreographer and dance educator. Her perspectives on place and country are deeply grounded in knowledge of how humans move through and sense public space, as well as experiences from Canada, where she was born.