Donna Covey has been director of AVA (Against Violence & Abuse) since December 2014.
She started her career in the trade union movement, specialising in equality and diversity issues, and spent 10 years as a member of the TUC General Council.
She has run a number of third sector organisations, including Asthma UK and the Refugee Council. She has written extensively on health, equality and human rights issues.
In 2013 Donna was awarded the CBE for services to equality and human rights.