Amanda has more than 25 years’ experience both as a journalist and in communication roles. For almost 20 years she has worked in senior communication roles within the police service and is currently responsible for Corporate Communications at Greater Manchester Police.
Initially, Amanda worked on local newspapers throughout the North West of England before moving into public relations working for a number of public sector organisations.
She has led the communication team at Greater Manchester Police during some challenging times including the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017, the murder of two police officers in 2012, August 2011 riots, death of the former Chief Constable and numerous counter terrorism investigations.
Amanda was chair of the national Association of Police Communicators (APComm) from January 2013 to December 2017.
In 2017 Amanda became a Fellow of both the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Amanda will be chair of the PRCA Council in 2019.