Amanda enjoyed an extensive, varied and rewarding career in the NHS for over 40 years and the ethos, belief and love of the NHS remains a strong part of who she is and her ongoing contribution to life and work. Her career started in London where she trained and worked as a Paediatric and general nurse, moving into senior nursing leadership and management roles before moving into general management in 1992. Amanda undertook an MBA and held a variety of senior management roles before moving into a strategic joint leadership role across the acute, community and primary care sector in 2005.
Over the next 15 years she held a number of Executive roles working as a commissioner before leading the commissioning system in Sussex as the Chief Executive of NHS Sussex. She then worked as part of the senior team in NHS England as the Area Director for Surrey and Sussex before returning to the provider sector in 2014 as the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy of a large University Hospitals Trust where she also acted as the Chief Executive. From 2016 Amanda led a large transformation programme to develop population health and integrated care across a number of partners before leading a programme to reform commissioning and develop integrated care across the STP.
As a Trustee and a Non-Executive Director, Amanda possess valuable experience in leading transformation, managing complexity, using problem solving and conflict resolution to progress and manage change. She values relationships and partnerships which she believes to be essential, supported by strong governance, rigorous assurance processes and using appreciative enquiry, to secure safe, effective and efficient services for the members of the public who require them.