Amanda has broad international business experience. She has spent the last 30 years living and working in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and has extensive experience in professional services and business startups.
As a passionate believer in the value of continuing professional education, Amanda founded the largest provider of financial training in Singapore. Working together with UK and US-based training companies, she expanded the business across Asia. During this time, she also lectured extensively on a range of corporate finance and risk management topics.
Since moving to the UAE, Amanda has provided consultancy services for educational businesses, established the Middle East office of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) as well as being an early mover in vertical farming by starting a business to provide sustainable, nutritious local produce. Until her retirement from the firm in June 2023, Amanda was a partner at PwC where she headed up the regional education and skills business.