Professor Penny Brothers is a New Zealander educated at the University of Auckland and Stanford University. She joined the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University in early 2019. Prior to that she was in the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland and has been a visiting professor at the Universities of California at Davis and at Berkeley, the Heidelberg, Münster, Burgundy, Peking University, the Arctic University of Norway and Los Alamos National Laboratory (as a Fulbright Senior Scholar). She is an Associate Editor of Chemical Communications. She served as President of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry in 2017. She is currently investigating the chemistry of boron coordinated to porphyrin and corrole ligands, BODIPY fluorophores for sugar recognition and surface patterning using molecular pentagons.