Amanda has worked for Caritas Care, a medium sized charity providing a range of care and community services for children and adults in the North West, since 2003, initially as Director of Services, before taking up her current position as CEO in 2014.

Amanda has had a long and varied career as a qualified social worker in both practice and management within the public and voluntary sectors, primarily working with children and families, and specialising in the field of Adoption and Fostering. Amanda cares passionately about creating opportunities and innovative responses to meet the needs of children families and adults, and is also a Trustee of CVAA (Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies) and NAS (National Autistic Society).  She became a trustee of Children England in 2015.