Donna Rider



Donna Rider



Professional Profile

I am currently a business owner/Franchisee and have completed Advisory Board training.  Prior to my entry into business I was a Police Officer, qualified to the rank of Inspector and a Police Negotiator.  During my 22 years in Police I gained in depth knowledge in the fields of Investigation, Management, Leadership, Organisational Development, Human Resource Management, Emergency Management, Project Management, Change Management and leading teams.  I also relieved in roles that brought me into close contact with Executive members, Government Agencies and Government Ministers.

Having gone from Public to Private sector I understand very well how hard this transition can be and have a good understanding of the pros and cons of starting your own business, in particular businesses that are Franchised.  I would love to help others who are venturing into these areas and help them with knowledge I have gained from both my challenges and successes.

I have a passion for connecting and helping other business owners through networking and love to see businesses thrive.  If you want to run a successful, ethical business I am happy to help.


Advisory Board Member


Charity, Community Group, Council Controlled Organisations, Govt Sector Organisations, Listed Company, Non Govt Sector Organisations, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust

Key skills

Compliance and risk, General management, Sales, Start Ups

Industry experience

Community/Social Assistance, Govt/Public Sector, Retail

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