Amanda is a co-founder of Impact Generation Partners, which advises, invests in and supports enterprises that deliver financial as well as social and/or environmental returns. Amanda is passionate about and committed to building the impact investing ecosystem alongside the philanthropic sector in Australia.
Amanda is the Co Chair of Philanthropy Australia, the peak body for funders and social change organisations in Australia. She is a committee member of the Impact Investment Forum, an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia (RIAA). She is Deputy Chair of the Federal Government Social Impact Investing Taskforce.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Monash University and started her career practicing corporate law at Allens. She then moved into the philanthropic sector working with not-for-profit organisations and in philanthropic services, assisting intergenerational families and individuals to implement strategic giving programs.
Amanda is passionate about engaging the next generation in giving and in creating change. She previously chaired Kids in Philanthropy, a not for profit organisation that engages, educates and empowers children and their families with hands on experiences to help communities in need. She was part of the Nexus Australia Summit Organising Committee from its inception in 2013 until 2018 and has been a member and Chair of Philanthropy Australia’s New Generation of Giving program in Melbourne.
Amanda strongly believes in the power of supporting and investing in women and girls. A past staff member and Board member of the Australian Women Donor’s Network, Amanda is proud to have advised and invested in a number of for-purpose enterprises founded or co-founded by women.