Amanda was the only Australian of 40 global leaders selected to be a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow. She is now a Harvard ALI Coalition member - 340 global Fellows. In December 2017, she was appointed Harvard Visiting Scientist to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Amanda is also current chairman of a US start-up advisory board developing Artificial Intelligence products for the health sector. She was a Telstra Business Women Award Finalist in 2 categories in 2015.
Amanda has over 30 years’ experience in key executive and non-executive positions in health service delivery, research, ethics, business, corporate governance and not-for-profit enterprise. She was CEO of the National Heart Foundation South Australia for over five and a half years. An experienced company director for over 16 years; Amanda’s board directorships have included the South Australian Motor Sport Board - Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars, Outcomes Australia, BetterOff Australia - Chairman, Leaders Institute of South Australia, South Australian Urban Renewal Authority, Australian College of Critical Care - National President and Chairman, the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority Advisory Council, and National Heart Foundation and its National Finance Advisory Committee.
Amanda is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Governors Leadership Foundation Fellow and past GLF Alumni Executive Chairman. Her earlier career included being Director of Research for Calvary Health Care where she established an international Cancer Clinical Trials unit. Amanda also established and managed for 10 years the inaugural Cardiac and General Intensive Care unit at Wakefield Hospital. She chaired a Human Research Ethics Committee for over a decade and has 13 peer reviewed publications. Prior to this, Amanda spent 12 years as a senior member of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Intensive Care Unit retrieval team - local and international road, helicopter and fixed-wing retrieval/repatriation of critically ill patients.