Donna Herdsman

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Donna Herdsman

Management and Mentoring Consultant

Donna Herdsman has over 30 years experience as a management consultant and as an Executive having worked for and with both UK and overseas Public and Private Sector organisations. Donna specialises in helping clients realise the business benefits from transforming their business and their technologies. She has worked for London the Borough of Lambeth, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has acquired strategic, operational and change management expertise following senior roles in consultancies and IT organisations.

Donna has an Advanced Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from Said Business School, Oxford, a Business Studies Degree, from London South Bank University and is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy).

In 2016, Donna was included in the inaugural EMpower (US, UK and Ireland) 100 BAME executive list. She was also named as one of the 100 Senior BAME executives in 2019, by EMpower and Yahoo Finance. 

Donna is passionate about developing other people by mentoring and coaching (TechUPWomen shortlisted for an Impact Award) and won the First Woman Mentor of the Year award in 2017. She believes in supporting the development of young talent through her roles as a school governor and as a judge for the Aleto Foundation Leadership Programme. Donna has presented at the EU, House of Commons and Inclusive Companies on STEM and the role for proactive leadership for driving diversity and inclusion in IT.

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