Amanda leads the team at Achill Management and has brought together a skilled and experienced group of consultants from a wide range of disciplines.
Amanda is a strategic thinker who understands both the policy environment and the operational constraints that organisations face. Having worked on national campaigns as well as at local level she is well versed in the demands of both national and local politics. She is a skilled facilitator and communicator with a track record of success working at board level for a range of businesses and organisations, particularly around issues of governance and sustainability. She specialises in consortium and collaborative working, in creating effective change, in creating and sustaining entrepreneurial approaches to income generation for her clients.
Amanda has expertise in strategy, change management, fundraising, donor relations and client relationship management as well as in helping organisations move from a grant dependency culture to one of sustainable financial independence. Amanda co-founded the Big Society Co-operative an innovative industrial provident society dedicated to develop better cross sector working, and was instrumental in the BSC winning a £600,000 bid to transform infrastructure support services for the civil society in Kent.
She has been a non- executive director on her local PCT, a trustee of numerous charities including CAB and Place to Be, and is currently a school governor and a Director of Worple Press a small independent publishing company specialising in poetry and arts titles.
Before founding Achill Management, Amanda was the CEO of the UN International Year of the Family in the UK, a Director in Executive Education at LBS and a Campaigner at the Industrial Society.