Donna Fraser OBE

NDA24 Judge

Donna Fraser OBE

Donna Fraser OBE

4 x Team GB Olympian

Inspirational Speaker

Director for EDI at the Professional Cricketers Association

Donna has become a leader in equality diversity and inclusion with over 10 years of corporate experience within business, sport, leadership, well-being and PMA for both start-ups and established companies. In 2021 she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has served as a Trustee, advisor and Board member for multiple organisations, such as the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Women’s Sports Trust, British Athletes Commission, International Women’s Group and Her Spirit to name a few.


Donna Fraser is a 4x Olympian and former 400m sprinter for Great Britain, with a successful athletics career which spanned over 20 years and has a host of European, Commonwealth and World medals. Donna, unfortunately, retired in 2009 due to being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She was recognised with the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon in 2018 for services to sport and continues to be enthused to help inspire a generation through education by ‘giving back’ and sharing her knowledge and experience with young people aspiring to achieve their goals.


From the athletics track to the Boardroom, Donna has created a career synonymous with all the characteristics that you’d attribute to one of Britain’s greats. To characterise by her sporting achievements alone is to do a great disservice to the inspiring woman that she is today as an international speaker, strategist, and charity ambassador. She dedicates much of her time to working in Business, Sport, and the charity sector to inspire and embed inclusive and diverse cultures. Donna was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2021 New Years Honours for services to equality, inclusion and diversity in the workplace.


Personal appearances (including Total Wipeout, Sky Sports News, CNN, BBC Radio; 5 Live, BBC London. BBC Radio London)

Keynote Speaker - corporate business, universities and schools

Corporate Health and Wellbeing Specialist

Sport Honours Committee member

Cabinet Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Breast Cancer Now Ambassador

Patron of Ashdon Jazz Academy

School Governor at Howard Primary School

Her Spirit Advisory Board member

Precious Awards Outstanding Woman in Sport 2018

Freewoman of the Borough (Croydon) 2018 Empower Ethnic Minority Role Model Lists 2019 & 2020

World Athletics Outstanding Women of the Year 2022

Non Executive Director Commonwealth Games England 2023

Former Vice President UK Athletics

Former Support Sport Through Sport Patron

Former London Marathon Charitable Trust Trustee

Former Women’s Sports Trust Trustee

Former 'The Olympians’ Committee Member

Former Trustee for Sussex Cricket Foundation

National Diversity Awards