CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Amanda began her career in advocacy and public policy 25 years ago, as a diplomat in Poland and the Czech Republic. Back in Australia, she worked as a policy and media adviser in the federal Parliament, before joining the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Since 2013, she has worked in the education and early childhood sectors, including at Early Childhood Australia, the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia and Australian Catholic University. She served on the board of ACT Playgroups for three years before taking up the role of Chief Executive of the national body, Playgroup Australia.
Amanda has a PhD in Political Science and published her thesis as a book, Globalisation, the state and regional Australia (Sydney University Press) in 2018. She is a proud product of regional Australia, growing up on the land of the Yuin people.
She has three school-aged children, and fond memories of running a community playgroup in the mid-2000s.