Amanda received her Masters’ degree in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists in London. Graduating with Distinction in Print Journalism, Amanda went on to work as a television news reporter and presenter for Russia Today, the British Broadcast Corporation and the Consumer News and Business Channel.
In the early days of her career, Amanda was chosen as one of eight launch presenters from a selection of 800. She quickly became the face of the global multilingual television news network, RT International, based in Moscow. Live on air she broke major stories such as the 2006 Middle East Lebanon Israeli crisis, the Java earthquake in Indonesia and the Irkutsk plane disaster. Amanda also regularly interviewed key Russian politicians like Dmitry Medvedev and the key suspect in the Litvinenko poisoning case, Andrey Lugovoy.
Amanda returned to the UK to produce BBC’s World Business Report and Radio 5 Live’s Wake Up to Money. Her on-screen interviews included the likes of David Cameron, Benazir Bhutto and Abdalla Salem El-Badri. In London, Amanda also worked as a reporter for CNBC Europe’s Healthy Horizons where she was responsible for generating prosperous economics news on the companies profiting amid the downturn.
In 2011 she joined Julius Baer as the communications face of the bank and to lead its global future trends initiative. She has since worked as an event and podcast moderator and coach to members of the executive board of large financial institutions encouraging them to develop their own unique style, to become confident story tellers and to practice techniques that create the most impact during a presentation.