Donna is an award-winning professional services executive & mentor, School Governor, Career Coach, Consultant and advisor. Donna is passionate about developing other people by mentoring and coaching and has won the First Woman Mentor of the Year award in 2017.
Donna has over 35 years’ experience as a management consultant and as an Executive having worked for and with both UK and overseas Public and Private Sector organisations. She specialises in helping clients realise the business benefits from transforming their business via technology and embedding diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative. The major senior roles in her career have been at the London Borough of Lambeth, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she acquired strategic, financial, commercial, operational, change management and people development expertise.
Donna was previously IBM’s Executive Partner Chair of the UK&I Ethnicity Leadership Team, focused on the attraction, retention, progression and promotion of ethnic talent throughout the organisation. Key successes included, a three-year leadership development programme, commended by Business in the Community for its relentless focus on developing underrepresented diverse talent. She was also a member of IBM’s UK&I D&I council, and reverse mentored two Senior Executives from IBM’s UK & I Board.