Donna Bridgman

APAC Regional Chair, iM Women

Donna is an Engineering Fellow, a practising Chartered engineer [Electrical & Management], an International professional Engineer (IntPE), a certified Project Manager (PMP), Business Continuity Practitioner (MBCI), and Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ).

Donna brings over 25 years' experience in the fields of engineering professional services, technology, project management, business continuity and governance. With experience gained through positions spanning New Zealand (NZ), Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom, Donna has held a range of key design, client-centric, people leadership and operational management roles, including Regional Operations Manager in NZ for a global engineering consultancy firm.

For a period of five years, Donna led Technical Services portfolios across NZ, Chile, Fiji, and the Philippines (1100+ staff) championing technical development, engineering excellence and collaborative knowledge sharing across diverse time zones and cultures.

Donna provides engineering industry leadership as a member of Engineering New Zealand’s Practice Advisory Committee, which provides advice around key engineering issues and government policy proposals which could impact the profession and reputation of engineering with stakeholders; additionally, Donna is involved with strategic fore-sighting to position the profession of engineering for ongoing relevancy and societal benefit.

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 and as a judge on global Awards panels. Donna is motivated to encourage data center skills acquisition in a talent and diversity constrained market, through sharing knowledge and experiences acquired since the technology boom.

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