Donna Finley


As a proven strategist, successfully leading restructuring and transformation initiatives, Donna has a solid reputation for strategic leadership, governance expertise and training, and organizational capacity building. With over 35 years of business experience, Donna’s passion and ability to quickly synthesize information and create integrated strategies has earned her high praise from Boards and Senior Management teams struggling with competitive realities. She has held transitional leadership positions and led consulting engagements in multiple sectors. She is particularly interested in developing sustainable social enterprise and adaptive business models as foundational for non-profit organizational success. As the driving force behind several large-scale organizational transformations in different sectors, Donna has led the redesign of governance structures, business models and processes that position organizations to achieve sustainable impact. She believes in high engagement to achieve sustainable results.

Donna is a noted speaker, a pragmatist, author of multiple academic articles and co-author of a textbook on strategic planning. She is co-founder of Connections: Mentorship Circle, an initiative engaging over 160 women. Donna currently sits on the Queen’s University Faculty of Arts & Science Dean’s Council and the University of Calgary’s Senate.