Amanda has a lifetime’s experience as a journalist, editor and media executive, a public-sector communications leader, and a corporate consultant on issues management, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement.
When she was appointed as The Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald in 2011 she became the first woman in the organisation’s 183-year history to hold this role. Amanda has also worked as a journalist for The Australian and, in Britain, for the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times and Sunday Express. In Hong Kong, she worked as a journalist on The South China Morning Post.
Amanda is Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers NSW, and a member of the Strategic Review Panel for the Wicking Trust (Equity Trustees), which funds research into ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and for three years was the Australia member of the Board of the Paris-based Global Editors Network.