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Donna Covey CBE

Chief Executive - AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
Confirmed

Donna is  Chief Executive  of AVA – Against Violence and Abuse. She started her career in the trades union movement, specialising in equality and diversity issues, spending 10 years on  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.

She sits on a number of national groups advising on Violence against Women and Girls issues, and is executive chair of IRISi, the social enterprise overseeing IRIS, the gold standard intervention for domestic abuse in general practice.

Outside of work, she is a trustee of Counterpoints Arts and the Wandsworth Care Alliance.

In 2014,  Donna was awarded the CBE for services to equality and human rights.