Martina Donkers

‘I joined SVA to be at the cutting edge of social impact work in Australia. It’s a company that has consistently delivered innovative, high-impact work across a wide range of issues affecting people in Australia, and it’s something I wanted to be a part of. As a girl from the bush, I know that unequal access to basic services exacerbates disadvantage, and I want to change that.’

Martina is the Manager, Strategy and Planning at SVA. She leads the annual business planning and budget process and works on strategy projects that help drive the impact agenda at SVA, such as monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management. Uncovering levers to drive Australia towards a more equal future is complex, and it’s something that Martina is passionate about. In 2019, Martina has been focused on helping develop our new organisational strategy for 2020 and beyond.

With a diverse background in federal and state government, including senior project and policy roles in a range of portfolios, Martina has worked with large and small companies, non-profit organisations and social enterprises. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors), a Bachelor of Science, and a postgraduate diploma in government and project management. She is currently studying her Master of Evaluation. She cares deeply about injustice and wants to see a future that’s fairer across the board.