Donna Bonney—Executive Director, Mater Education

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Donna Bonney—Executive Director, Mater Education

Donna has more than 30 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, manager and leader across both the public and private healthcare sector.

As Executive Director of Mater Education across Queensland, Donna leads a diverse team of multidisciplinary education professionals and is responsible for Mater's teaching and learning strategy and operations, as well as the design, development and delivery of communication and cultural development programs, leadership and management training, clinical education and practice development and simulation programs at Mater and beyond. She is also responsible for leading Mater Education's commercial education operations, delivering numerous health related qualifications and short courses through Mater’s Registered Training Organisation, and health education programs direct to the community. 

Donna is passionate about interprofessional education and practice, improving workplace culture, communication and teamwork behaviours, supporting the clinical workforce to work to top of scope, and the power of simulation in education, quality improvement, systems and process testing to improve patient safety, experience and outcomes.

Donna is also a Board Director and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and in addition to her clinical and simulation certifications, she holds a Master of Nursing (Advanced Clinical Education), a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing, a  Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction), and a graduate certificate in Education (Leadership and Management).