NFM Programme Manager
joined the team in March 2023 having spent the previous decade as Climate
Adaptation Manager at Yorkshire Water. Amanda has a watery background having
studied Applied Marine Biology at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh followed
by an MSc in Estuarine and Coastal Science and Management at the University of
Hull. She has extensive experience in climate risk management including
flooding, droughts and wildfire. She has a passion for working in partnership
to protect, enhance and restore both nature, and our people and communities.
Amanda is a keen SCUBA diver and regularly braves the cold waters of the North
Sea to play in the kelp forests with seals. She also loves music and dancing
and helps run a bicycle-powered soundsystem which puts on regular events in
Leeds and at festivals across the UK.