Donna joined autism unlimited in 2017 as Head of HR. Since joining she has brought her extensive knowledge and experience of global change and HR strategies to make significant improvements to both the culture and the operating environment within the charity.
Using her skills for aligning organisational objectives across diverse business environments, Donna is driven to deliver the very best of opportunities for both our team and the people we support.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Batchelor of Science and a qualified Neuro Linguistic Trainer, Donna is now the Executive Director responsible for people, performance and learning.
Siún brings a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors having led Sargent Cancer Care for Children and then, a national mental health charity in Ireland. Her diverse experience includes leading the modernisation of the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Siún has also worked with teams across the UK for Royal National Institute of Blind People to deliver its change strategy.
Siún’s approach is never about the “usual” for charities, having built a leisure sailing business from start-up to international success and which is today, one of the largest sailing companies in the UK.
With a Masters of Science and an MBA, Siún is an avid learner with a passion for the therapeutic value of music and the arts. Struck early in her career by the positive impact of the multidisciplinary approach in reaching children and young people with complex needs, she has led services that have been recognised as exceptional. She has achieved growth through building dynamic teams underpinned by agile business principles.
Her downtime is spent on, or in, the sea. Having skippered her yacht half way round the world, she is an avid supporter of cleaner seas and safer wildlife. Having sailed the wrong direction for miles to rescue a turtle trapped in fishing line off the Galapagos islands – it had a profound impact. She has been known to undo our bins to make sure the plastic bottles can be recycled…..