Donna Appelman

Donna Appelman has been the Business Manager at Prince of Peace Lutheran College since 2023. A CPA for 25 years and a member of the Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA), Donna has over 30 years of financial management experience across the education, early childhood, retirement living, aged care and building sectors. Donna’s time with Churches of Christ saw her working directly with child protection and community services. Prior to this role, Donna spent five years as Business Manager for Brisbane Catholic Education.

As a highly experienced finance manager, Donna has worked with complex company structures, managing up to eight entities, and a company delivering 50 services across Queensland. She has experience with the NDIS scheme, and has held independent Board positions at St Mary’s College, Ipswich, Pan Australian Resources (Company Secretary) and property development company the Leyshon Group Pty Ltd.

Donna is passionate about her role at Prince of Peace Lutheran College and is looking toward growing with the College as it looks forward to implementing the masterplan which will see the two campuses transformed into some of the best learning spaces in the area.

With a proactive approach to achieving best outcomes, Donna is a positive person who is very approachable, she encourages families to contact her if seeking advice on enrolments and school fees.