Amanda has a strong international profile as a mediator and a negotiator. She is well known for her commercial acumen, people skills and professionalism with notable skills in engaging even the most reluctant parties in the mediation process. At university, Amanda studied law, business and languages and then spent a year working in the family engineering business before joining CRA/RTZ as International Sales Manager for zinc metal sales. During her time with CRA she managed a metals and foreign currency trading portfolio and developed a niche skill set for working with competitors without breaching anti-trust laws. Between 1988 and 1990 she was Director of Marketing for a UK tannery before launching an independent communications consultancy in 1990 specialising in negotiation, co-operation and conflict resolution. During her career she has had in-depth experience of a wide variety of industry sectors: experience on which her mediation practice is founded. One of the very few “career mediators”, Amanda has maintained a full time mediation practice since 1995 and has experience of over 800 disputes.
Amanda is an accomplished trainer both in foundation mediation skills and advanced mediation skills. She has trained internationally and has an integrated approach to helping build awareness and support for, high standards of practice in other jurisdictions.