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Penny Newman

Chief Executive , Cafédirect

Biography

From The Body Shop to Cafédirect to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Social Enterprise Ambassador Penny Newman is helping social businesses to make it big – and make a big difference. Penny Newman is a CEO who thrives on challenges and, having headed up three of the social enterprise world’s biggest brands, she’s had plenty of those. After a successful career in the private sector as marketing manager of the Body Shop she took the helm at fair trade hot drinks company Cafédirect and drove it through a time of expansion including a new business model.