Amanda Gibbon

Job title

Senior independent director


Amanda’s professional background is financial but she also has a wide range of lay experience in healthcare, research and clinical ethics.  She is a non-executive director and vice chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust and is an external member of the Audit and Risk Committee of NICE.

Amanda was previously a foundation trust governor at UCLH where she continues to chair both their Biobank Ethical Review and Organ Donation Committees.  She was a lay member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee and chairs the steering committee for the UK wide biobanking initiative, the UKCRC 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 was a Member (i.e. non-executive director) of the regulator, the Human Tissue Authority where she chaired their Audit and Risk Committee.  She is the non-executive chair of RareCan Ltd, a start up company which aims to increase the number of people with rare cancers who are involved in research.

Amanda is also a magistrate and sits 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 & Central London.  She is also a school governor and a charity trustee.

At the Royal Free, Amanda is a standing invitee to the clinical standards and innovation, audit and remuneration committees. Amanda will also be chairing the trust’s ethics committee.