Wyndham Destinations’ Donna Borthwick cops recognition at esteemed international awards

Wyndham Destinations’ Donna Borthwick cops recognition at esteemed international awards

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific VP legal and compliance APAC, Donna Borthwick, has been recognised at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) awards.

Borthwick, based on the Gold Coast in Australia, won the Legal and Regulatory Manager category against the international competition.

“Donna is a senior figure and key influence in a legal team frequently recognised for innovation, collaboration and a longstanding commitment to compliance,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, International Operations, Wyndham Destinations.

“She is considered one of the leading lawyers in the Australasian timeshare industry and, within our business, a model example of professionalism and teamwork for emerging leaders.”

ARDA was particularly interested in the work Donna conducted in collaboration with other teams within our business to develop a method of timeshare sales that ensures ongoing compliance and improved guest satisfaction, while also developing a new quality assurance process,” he added.

A professional contributing across the business, Borthwick also recently led the international chapter of the company’s Women in Travel diversity resource group – which helps develop and advocate for emerging women leaders – and is a director and active volunteer for Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific’s philanthropic arm, which has raised more than AU$600,000 for children’s charities.

This month marks 10 years for Borthwick at Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific and she has been recognised repeatedly during that time by her colleagues, the legal profession and timeshare bodies both nationally and internationally. Her most recent recognition was at the international GNEX Vacation Industry Awards, where she took out the Best Legal Services category.

Featured Image: Donna Borthwick (Supplied)

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