Amanda Fisher has been Chief Executive of Amey, a leading infrastructure and engineering services company since December 2019. Despite the challenges of Covid, she has successfully executed a turnaround plan creating a modern organisation with a progressive people culture, whilst positioning the business for sale.
Since leaving the armed forces where she served as a Commissioned Officer, Amanda has a successful track record in delivering business transformations and creating value in large, complex organisations in very competitive environments. Amanda brings a wealth of cross-sector experience, having held several Board director-level roles in ISS, Allied Healthcare Group, Alfred McAlpine and Balfour Beatty where she was the first woman to be appointed Managing Director of one of the strategic businesses; Living Places.
Today, Amanda is the only woman heading up a multi-billion pound company, employing over 14,000 people, in the UK infrastructure and construction sector.
Throughout her career Amanda has always driven change as well as championing diversity and potential. She is co-chair of REBuild, which campaigns for gender equality within the construction and infrastructure sectors.
Amanda’s commitment to developing talent has led Amey to work with leading universities to deliver several degree apprentice programmes. The company achieved an industry first when it introduced the Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship Programme, to help address the shortage of skills in this area.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Surrey and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.