Amanda has had a leadership career spanning education, health and social services in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently Deputy Chief Executive, Service Delivery, at ACC New Zealand where she leads a team of over 2,500 people delivering services to people injured as a result of an accident in New Zealand. She is currently a director on Hilton Haulage LTD, and Te Tauraki, Ngāi Tahu Iwi Māori Partnership Board, she has previously served two years on the board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Ltd as an Associate Director.
Until going to ACC, Amanda spent six years as Chief Executive of Whānau Āwhina Plunket, New Zealand’s largest child health NGO. While at Plunket Amanda led the digital transformation of the Plunket service, moving the large nursing workforce from paper diaries to an electronic health record. She transformed the governance structure, moving the organisation from a federated governance structure to a single National Trust. She is proud of her leadership of Whānau Āwhina Plunket’s strategy to become a pro-equity organisation, guiding the organisation to reclaim it’s full origin story and to acknowledge and address service inequities of the past.
Amanda loves leading high performing executive teams and organisations, and fostering an environment of collaboration and engagement.
Amanda is of Ngāi Tahu descent and grew up in Christchurch.Log in to view