Ms Donna Burns

Ms Donna Burns is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association.  She is a proud Wiradjuri descendant with extensive experience in executive leadership and Governance with a particular focus on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

This experience is underpinned by Ms Burns’ many decades in the healthcare sector, as a Registered Nurse, with postgraduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing. She previously used this experience to lead her own consultancy work, specialising in organisational change and leadership development.

As a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Ms Burns is a non-executive Director on several Boards, including headspace National and Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit).

Ms Burns is currently focused on growing and advancing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical workforce, while championing a culturally safe health system for all our peoples.

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