In September 2016 Amanda was confirmed as Chief Executive of Plunket, following six months as Acting Chief Executive.
Amanda joined Plunket in 2014 as the Chief Marketing Officer and brings a wide range of senior leadership experience to the organisation.
Working across government and education institutions Amanda has led significant marketing and behaviour change campaigns, including the highly successful ‘It’s not Ok’ campaign against family violence while at the Families Commission. Most recently she has held senior management roles within the science and tertiary education sectors.
Amanda is passionate about the opportunity that Plunket has to make a real difference in the lives of all children and their families and through her leadership, aims to ensure every family is able to access Plunket support when they need it most.
Of Ngai Tahu descent, Amanda grew up in Christchurch and she has lived in Wellington for the past 18 years.