Amanda is Vice-Chancellor & President at the University of East London, Chair of London Higher, HEA Principal Fellow, Council member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and has held Chairs in International Business at multiple institutions in the UK and around the world.
Amanda has a strong profile of forging successful collaborations within world-class higher education and business, and an outstanding track record in transformative change and innovation. Her award-winning leadership in multi-disciplinary pedagogical innovation, technology-enhanced learning and embedding global employability within the curriculum has been acknowledged internationally. An eminent social scientist, she holds a rare insight into a cross-section of strategic groupings of Universities. Before joining East London, she was Chief Executive Officer, Newcastle University London; Pro-Vice Chancellor (International Priorities) & Executive Dean of the College of Business & Law, University of Salford; Principal of St. Cuthbert’s Society (a Durham University College) and Deputy Dean of Durham Business School. She led the 2014 Times Higher Education Business School of the Year. She also led the development of the disruptive ‘challenger institution’ – University Academy 92, building the distinctive industry-facing ‘Target Talent Curriculum’ – founded by the Class of ’92 and Lancaster University. At the University of East London, she is committed to advancing the diversity of the talent pipeline, delivering a transformative contribution to inclusive futures, skills and innovation.