Amanda is taking part in a panel debate Bringing agility into the boardroom at 15.30 on Day One.
Amanda has 30 years of extensive international leadership and general management experience at CEO and board level and held leadership positions as CEO, COO, Chief Client Officer, and Corporate Strategy Officer.
She is the CEO of Earthport, an AIM listed, global payments company, as well as a Non-Executive Director with National Grid. After resetting the strategy for the company and launching an overall transformation, the performance and value of the company has increased significantly. She was also a Non-Executive Director for Ensygnia, a payments technology start-up. She was a Non-Executive Director for Pace, a FTSE 250 company, until the company was successfully sold to Arris in early 2016.
Amanda’s early career was with GE, a Fortune 10 company and multi-national conglomerate, as the Asia Pacific Market Manager, responsible for developing business for the electric vehicle controls product line for GE. She had full P&L responsibility and launched the business in Japan, Taiwan and mainland China.
Amanda joined KPMG in 1994 in the supply chain practice serving clients in manufacturing, chemicals, energy, and retail industries and quickly became a partner in 1999. She transferred to Houston in 2000 to create the Oil and Gas practice for KPMG Consulting, which became the fastest growing practice for KPMG. She also spent time as the Global Leader for Energy for EDS to lead the repositioning of EDS beyond a commodity IT provider.
From 2005 to 2007, Amanda was a corporate officer and the VP of Strategy and Organisation design for SYSCO, which is a Fortune 100 level Food Service company. Amanda led engaging strategy sessions annually with the Board of Directors. Her operational responsibilities included leading the transformation of the company from a food service company into a world class supply chain company and assessing the execution risks.
Upon joining Logica in 2007 as CEO, North America, Amanda successfully transformed an unprofitable products business with limited connection to Europe into a high margin service business, leveraging Logica’s European strengths to grow the US client base. The business increased in size and value by and became one of the fastest growing businesses in Logica.
Following her success in North America, Amanda was appointed to the Executive Committee in January 2010, relocating to London, as the Chief Client Officer. Amanda created this function for Logica.
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