Donna Burns is a proud Wiradjuri descendant with extensive experience in executive leadership and governance roles, particularly within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health space.

Donna is a Registered Nurse, with postgraduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing. She used this experience to lead organisational change, having led her own consultancy company, working with a range of clients including Queensland Health and Alzheimer’s’ Australia Queensland. Most recently, she was Deputy CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.

She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As a passionate mental health advocate, she is also the First Nations Director and Board Member at Headspace National