Donna has over 29 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 has worked for the London Borough of Lambeth (Accountant), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Director), IBM (Executive Partner) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Client Director), and Rullion (EMEA Partnerships).
As an Executive Partner in IBM’s Global Business Services, Donna was also the Chair of the Ethnicity Leadership team and a Member of IBM’s UK and Ireland Diversity Board.
Donna has an Advanced Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School, Oxford, a Business Studies Degree, from South Bank University and is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy). She has worked in the UK, the rest of Europe (Italy, France for example) and Africa (Mozambique and South Africa).
Donna is an award winner, recognised as one of the Upstanding 100 BAME Executives in US, UK and Ireland (May 2016) and the First Women Mentor of the Year Award (June 2017).
She is passionate about developing other people via mentoring/coaching and speaking at business, social enterprise and charity events (LSBU; House of Commons, EU Brussels; Inspirational You) covering career management, importance of diversity and inclusion to attract talent and drive business growth. Donna is also an EMpower role model, has been featured in Public Finance and Accounting for her achievements (November 2016) LSBU on the importance of Leadership in Transformational Change (April 2017) Empower on role models (June 2017) and Precious On-Line on Leadership (October 2017)
Donna has been a judge for the Black British Business Awards, since it’s inception in 2013.