Amanda is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in capital programme and finance senior leadership roles. She specialises in the not-for-profit sector, specifically the heritage and cultural sector.
She has extensive experience in capital programme management; business case development; strategy development; business planning; and financial management.
Within a programme and project setting, she brings extensive experience in setting projects up for success, setting clear strategic direction, objectives and priorities; establishing project governance frameworks; option appraisals; developing business cases and gaining approvals; and, supporting funding bids.
She also brings expertise in ensuring the ongoing financial health of organisations through developing or adapting financial and business strategies and models to meet new strategic, financial or operational challenges.
Latterly, she was the Business Case Director for the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme. She led the development of the Business Case and the strategy to determine the scope of this highly significant and high-profile project. Before that, she was Head of Business Planning for the Tate Galleries, where she successfully developed business cases to gain approval for the extensions of Tate Modern and Tate St Ives and the refurbishment of Tate Britain.
She has held senior roles in Finance, such as the Head of Financial Planning at the House of Commons and Tate. She drove transformational change in the financial management capabilities of these organisations, including planning, performance management and adapting financial models to changing circumstances.