Donna Shepherd AM

Managing Director


Donna is Managing Director of Creating Communities Australia, a consultancy dedicated to using the power of community to drive positive economic, environmental and social outcomes.

Donna is also the Chair of World Vision International and a non executive director of World Vision Australia.

Donna holds a Masters in International Administration from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. Her models and approaches in community engagement and development have shaped leading practice in the community services, land and resource sectors.

Donna is a trusted adviser in social research and planning, community engagement, community development, shared value and communications.

Her past board roles include: the Envirodevelopment Board for the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA, University of Western Australia Extension, Southern Arc, Ausdance WA, Chrissie Parrot Dance Collective, and the Independent Filmmakers Association.

She and her husband Allan Tranter live in Perth, Western Australia.

Donna's experience includes the following:

  • Leadership - Chair World Vision International
  • Managing Director of Creating Communities for 18 years
  • Strategy Development - International Development, Resource Sector, Land Development
  • Social Research, Engagement and Planning - Social Impact Assessment and Mitigation, Social Return on Investment, Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Engagement, Digital Communications and Facilitation