Donny is a retired psychiatrist and former Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland. Under his leadership, the Commission published a wide range of reports relating to people with learning disability and mental illness, including investigations into poor care and guidance on good practice.

Since retirement in 2014, he has worked as a non-executive director of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, taught with NHS Education for Scotland, been a member of the Mental Health Tribunal and served on other statutory and charity boards. Since his retirement, he has served terms on NHSGGC and other statutory and voluntary organisations. He remains a medical member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

Donny Joined the Cosgrove Board in 2014.

He lives in Newton Mearns, is married with three grown up sons and fits his work around golf, chess, crosswords and supporting Greenock Morton.