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.