Amanda joined the board in October 2016. After a long career as a Marketing Manager with the Post Office and Royal Mail, Amanda wanted to find a worthwhile volunteer role which would make use of her skills. Having personal experience of acting as an advocate, she values the tremendous contribution made by advocacy volunteers and was inspired to join Getting Heard. Amanda has strong analytical skills and brings a wealth of management experience, in particular strategic planning and project management. In her spare time she likes to socialise, enjoys cinema and bridge, and is a keen walker, cyclist and gardener.