Donna is a highly experienced business consultant, coach, international speaker, people developer and co-author of a bestselling business book.
She is a business owner having previously held senior leadership positions in banking and finance and board level positions in the public and third sectors. Her extensive corporate background and experience enables her to inspire others to achieve greater personal, professional and commercial success. Donna has a heart for people and a head for business.
Donna is a very proud mum and carer to her son who has cerebral palsy and who is now studying at university. He inspires her every day.
She has advocated for young people, carers and families for the past 19 years and has driven the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda within the Health and Social Care and Education systems throughout this time – chairing local authority boards and NHS public and internal councils.
Her personal journey and experience as a vulnerable child herself make her relevant and insightful.
What makes Donna memorable?
Her family, friends and customers say her energy, enthusiasm, compassion and her ability to understand them and the challenges they have. In addition, her ability to make a huge impact and to inspire others to get results quickly. Having the ability to passionately develop, enthuse and deliver change by standing in others’ shoes.
‘In my spare time I love dancing, theatre, travel, personal development, catching up with friends and being outdoors with my jack russell terrier, aptly called Buddy.
I am bursting with pride and delighted to be a trustee. I’m looking forward to supporting The Buddy Bag Foundation in continuing the fantastic work they do.
Making a difference matters to me. Purposefully creating a legacy of love in the lives of vulnerable children is priceless.’