Dick Penny

Former Watershed MD

Dick works as producer, manager and consultant. Leadership roles include Watershed 1998-2018, Bristol Old Vic, and Cinema 100. Consultancy clients range from SMEs to BFI and ACE; theatre projects from When The Wind Blows to Scaramouche Jones. Dick is passionate about creating space for creative ideas and talent to flourish.

He is a past Chair of Bristol BBC Partnership and Bristol Local Strategic Partnership. In 2010 he received honorary doctorates from Bristol University and UWE, in 2011 he received an MBE for services to the creative industries. Dick is a board member of WoE LEP and Bristol + Bath Creative R+D.