Penelope Gibbs worked in radio production and at the BBC before being inspired to influence social change in the third sector. She set up the Voluntary Action Media Unit at TimeBank before joining the Prison Reform Trust to run the Out of Trouble – a five year campaign to reduce child and youth imprisonment. Under her watch the number of children (under 18 year olds) in prison in the UK fell by a third.
Penelope also sat as a magistrate. She set up Transform Justice in 2012. In her spare time she enjoys listening to political podcasts and hiking.