Amanda was educated in Dublin with a degree in Science from University College Dublin. She started her career in the private sector in banking and gained her MBA whilst working in the energy sector. She transferred to the public sector to work initially for the London Development Agency leading on sector development. This was later expanded to develop the Mayor’s social, community, youth and volunteering strategies.
In 2010 she began to work directly for the Mayor’s office and was responsible for a wide portfolio and team that developed and delivered the Mayor’s policies relating to human capital. This covered health, culture, sport, children and young people, education, equality and community integration. Her team annually delivered in excess of £80 million of programmes for the Mayor ranging from European Social funded youth projects to major public health programmes. More recently she worked for a health consultancy working with health and care organisations in London. She is a trustee of a housing association and an adult ex-offender charity.