Donna was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight in May 2021.
Donna was a Magistrate in Hampshire for sixteen years. This has helped her develop a strong background in criminal justice. When she was appointed by the Lord Chancellor in October 2005, she was the youngest member of the judiciary in England and Wales.
From 2014-2018 Donna was the first woman to be elected the Leader of Portsmouth City council in Hampshire, presiding over a £780 million budget. She has a thorough understanding of managing public sector finances; of generating new income and removing wastage from outdated contracts ensuring your taxes are spent wisely.
Donna is Hampshire born and bred. Her professional background is in banking. She is married with two teenage sons.