After completing university in Hobart, Donna worked in Sydney and overseas for 20 years in a range of roles in social enterprises, the legal profession, foster care and international war crime  tribunals. Since returning to Tasmania in 2009, Donna eagerly promotes the State to mainlanders as a wonderful place to visit, live and do business. Donna's passion is inclusion. As a small state, Donna believes that if the state is to realise its potential then everybody in the community needs to be involved.

Donna is Chair of the Tamar Community Peace Trust. She also serves as the Community Chair of the Premier's Disability Advisory Council, Chair of NDS Tasmania, Director of NDS National Board and a member of the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and winner of the Telstra White Pages Community and Government (Tasmania) Award in 2011, Donna brings expertise in business management, policy development, corporate governance and leadership to her roles.