Amanda has over 35 years in health (clinical intensive care and in public health), business, research and academia including CEO, non-executive board directorship roles, and commercial, government and community advisory work. Earlier in her career she co-led the management of a private intensive care unit for ten years before completing her PhD in critical care decision-systems.
She is highly networked including as a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), the global Advanced Leadership Coalition (over 480 Fellows), and Fellow and faculty member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Amanda was one of 40 global fellows competitively selected for the Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellowship in 2017, and was invited back in an ongoing role as a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a position she currently holds. She is particularly focused on Sustainable Business Strategy and working with business and governments to showcase and grow sustainability and innovation achievements. Amanda is also an advisory board member of Harvard Business School-led Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative that seeks to link Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) activity to successful material commercial and societal outcomes.
Amanda is also Chairman of the National Blood Authority, Australia, and a Camp Quality non-executive director. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, a Governor’s Leadership Foundation Fellow and a former Telstra Business Women Awards Finalist in two categories of business and innovation.