About Donna Speed
Donna is Chief Operating Officer at We The Curious, co-running the organisation with the Chief Creative Officer, Anna Starkey. Donna began her career at Alton Towers, where she worked within the Entertainment Department for 6 years. In 2000 she joined one of the Millennium Science Centres, At-Bristol, where she has worked in a number of positions spanning her 18 year career.
In her previous role of Commercial and Operations Director, Donna was instrumental in driving At-Bristol’s transformation into its new iteration We The Curious – a venue for inspiring curiosity. Her work around this organisational change process formed the basis for her MBA dissertation, and has garnered interest from across the sector.
Donna is on the Destination Bristol Board, Women in Business Taskforce and University of The West of England Business School advisory group.
Photo credit: Ailsa Fineron
In September 2017 At-Bristol Science Centre launched its bold new direction, including a new visual identity, manifesto for change and a provocative new name – We The Curious. Donna will reflect on the motivation and rationale behind this striking move; the process, challenges and how embracing stakeholder vision unlocked success in this rebrand.