Ms Donna Rygate

B Ec (Hons), M Plan, GAICD, MPIA, FIPAA

Donna Rygate has a wealth of experience as chair or member of various Boards, statutory bodies, planning panels, and audit and risk committees (in Commonwealth, state, and local government spheres).

Donna was previously Chief Executive of Local Government NSW and before that worked in chief and senior executive, policy, communications, governance and operational roles in the NSW public sector for more than 25 years including as Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Office of Communities.

In 1988 Donna became a partner in the Canowindra farming and grazing property that has been in her family for more than 130 years.

Donna has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Government and Public Administration from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Planning from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is currently enrolled in the Juris Doctor program at Macquarie University. Donna was made a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration in 2012. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.