Amanda Gibbon

Job title

Non executive director

Biography

Amanda has a professional finance background and a wide range of lay experience in healthcare, research and clinical ethics. She is a non-executive director at Whittington Health NHS Trust and became an external member of the audit and risk committee of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on 1 April 2021.

She has been a foundation trust governor at University College London Hospitals for the past nine years where she continues to chair both its biobank ethical review and organ donation committees. A former lay member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee, she also chairs the steering committee for the UK wide biobanking initiative, the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Tissue Directory and Co-ordination Centre.

Amanda works with NHS Blood and Transplant in a number of capacities including as a lay member of the National Organ Donation Committee and as regional chair for the London Organ Donation Collaborative. She recently completed two terms as a member of the Human Tissue Authority where she chaired its audit and risk committee and is the non-executive chair of RareCan Ltd, a startup company which aims to increase the number of people with rare cancers who are involved in research.

Amanda sits as a magistrate in both the adult and youth courts. She has a particular interest in youth justice and is deputy chair of the youth panel for north and central London. In addition, she is a school governor and a charity trustee.