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Ms Donna Shepherd

(former) WVI Board Chair

Ms Donna Shepherd (Australia) joined the World Vision Australia board in 2008 and the World Vision International Board in 2009. She was elected Chair of the World Vision International board in 2016.  Donna is an advocate for the rights of children and women, and a leader in community development, governance and education. Donna is Managing Director of Creating Communities, Australia’s leading strategic advisory firm specialising in social value and impact. She has pioneered approaches to improve socio-economic outcomes throughout urban and remote Australia and she has led teams and boards in complex global settings. She has also lectured in intercultural management and strategic planning in Tunisia, Equador, the USA and Australia. Donna holds a Masters in International Administration. In 2020, Donna was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to children through an international humanitarian organisation.