Prof Dame Donna Kinnair
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) , Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice
Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, DBE, RGN, HV, LLB, MA, joined the RCN as head of Nursing on 1st June 2015, providing leadership to the Nursing departments. Donna was then promoted and joined the RCN Executive Team to Director of Nursing, Policy & Practice, effective from 1st January 2016, where her key role is to work with the UK-wide RCN staff to drive and implement the future RCN Professional Nursing, Policy & Practice strategy.
Donna held various roles, prior to join the RCN, including clinical director of emergency medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services. Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.