Beverley Penny’s early years were spent in the United Kingdom, after her mother’s family left the country, following the introduction of Pass laws in South Africa. Beverley later returned to SA with her parents, and went to school in Johannesburg. After matriculating, she went to Wits University and completed a BA with majors in Political Science and Legal Theory.
She continued studying law part-time. During this time she was active in the Black Sash and served on the executive committee of the Transvaal region. After completing a B Proc and LLB she specialised in trust law and tax consulting and held senior positions with some auditing firms. She was approached by Dali Tambo to assist in forming the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, and was appointed as one of its original trustees. She is currently responsible for the Foundation’s compliance and serves part-time on the Management Trustees Committee of the Foundation.
She is a registered Master Tax Practitioner and specialises in tax consulting, trust administration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.