Amanda joined Exeter CVS in 2012 as part of the Transforming Local Infrastructure Project team and progressed to Business Development Manager in 2014 as the initiative developed. This complex and challenging project called for unprecedented levels of trust, belief and experimentation; conditions which drew on her resources and background in nursing, health research and education, and 15 years’ experience as a PAR evaluator and organisational development consultant around the country.
Amanda is now Deputy Chief Executive of Exeter CVS and Director of Social Innovation at Colab Exeter. She played a significant role in the co-design of the CoLab, a thriving multi-agency hub which hosts a range of agencies who work together to help people with complex needs. Action-learning, conscious leadership and collaboration for collective impact are three key ingredients Amanda places at the heart of her work at the CoLab.