Amanda is Partner at HKA where she is the CEO for the EMEA Region and is a member of the global ExCom. With over 35 years in the Built Environment sector, she is a senior business leader and is listed in Who’s Who as a senior property professional in real estate, infrastructure and construction.
Amanda is Chair of the UCEM Board of Trustees and is Chair of RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Forum. She is also a Senior Special Advisor to the Construction Leadership Council, and is a member of the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Advisory Panel. In 2016, she was the Global President of RICS, becoming the longest serving President in 123 years.
Previously Amanda was an Executive Director at CBRE where she was on the Board and Chaired the Strategy Board. She was a Partner at EY LLP (Head of Infrastructure Advisory) and was a Partner at PwC LLP. She was also a Non-Executive Director of Countryside Partnerships LLP.
Amanda is a Fellow of RICS, ICE, APM, CMI, Institute of Consulting and the RSA. She is a Certified Management Consultant and Companion of the Institute of Management.
Amanda is a published author and speaker on areas such as strategy, digital, cities, placemaking, real estate and the war of talent. She is a strong voice on diversity and inclusion in the sector and is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors. Finally, Amanda received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Westminster in November 2019 for her outstanding contribution to building safety and diversity and inclusion in the Built Environment, and also an Honorary Doctor of Professional Practice from The University of Wolverhampton
Amanda was appointed to the UCEM Board of Trustees in December 2018 for an initial three-year term, becoming Chair of the Board in December 2020.