Vice President – Design & Engineering, APAC, Vantage Data Centers & APAC Regional Chair – iM Women
With a career spanning engineering services, digital infrastructure, executive management, professional training, corporate, NFP and NSO governance, Donna is excited to support iM Women in APAC as Regional Chair. She brings significant experience in Data Centres, high-technology and business continuity sectors, gained through career positions across APAC, Europe and the United Kingdom. As Vice President - Design & Engineering APAC, for Vantage Data Centers, Donna is responsible for the overall executive leadership of design and engineering solutions for data centre expansion into new APAC markets; leading and scaling a team of multi-disciplinary subject matter experts to provide exceptional design and engineering capability, driving sustainability and innovation initiatives to support climate impact goals and the reputation of the business with its customers. Donna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. She is an Engineering Fellow, a practicing Chartered Engineer, an International Professional Engineer (IntPE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Business Continuity Practitioner (MBCI), an accredited Trainer (DCD Academy, Singapore IAL and the BCI London), and Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ). Throughout her executive career, Donna has held a range of key design, client-centric, people leadership, technical portfolio and operational management roles, including leading mission-critical technical services for large enterprise, driving technical excellence and digital transformation initiatives across the diverse cultural demographic and time zones of the wider APAC region. Donna enjoys engaging globally with professionals and peers around opportunities within the rapidly advancing digital infrastructure sector. She stays connected through involvement in industry events, as a Trainer, mentor, and as a judge on global Awards panels. Donna is motivated to encourage data centre skills acquisition in a talent and diversity constrained market and is both proud and privileged to be a woman in the data centre sector who can share knowledge, learnings and experiences acquired since the dot.com technology boom.
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