Board of Directors
Over 40 years’ experience in maritime policy matters from both a Federal Government and private enterprise perspective. Inaugural CEO of Shipping Australia Ltd 2001 to 2013. Director of two charitable organisations dealing with seafarer welfare. He was a Director of a start-up company MIZZENIT developing an IT system for spot booking of containers from 2015 to 2019 and Director of CEC Systems Pty Ltd which was developing a system of collapsible containers from 2016 to 2019. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia Ltd for services to shipping, trade and business organisations in 2009.
Donna Henning is a finance professional within a leading global logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions.
Donna brings 26 years of financial leadership experience across multiple industries, geographies and scale of businesses. She has led various initiatives, implementing new systems, strengthening of internal controls and impeccable working capital management allowing for cost, time and operational efficiencies which have materialized into improved profitability.
As a registered Chartered Accountant with professional bodies spanning four continents, Donna brings a global approach to a portfolio encompassing a broad scope of business activities with specific focus on financial management, as well as responsibilities for risk, governance, procurement, payroll and managing business data through technology.
Donna’s passion is ‘quite simply’ about the numbers, with a proven ability to leverage organizational revenue and profits through ever increasing customer demands and competition, without compromising quality or integrity, in today’s challenging economic climate and labour environment.
Outside of the office and based in Melbourne, Donna enjoys her leisure time participating in outdoor sporting pursuits with her young sons. She is also a mentor to a non-profit organization assisting women who have survived domestic violence. Achieving her pilots license at an early age Donna has a strong passion for all thing’s aviation and travel.