Amanda Heyworth was appointed as a Commissioner on 1 November 2023.
Amanda is a professional company director with board experience spanning the property, technology, finance and government sectors, ranging from startups through to ASX200. Amanda currently serves on the boards of Ingenia Communities Group Ltd (ASX200 property company), Heritage and People’s Choice Ltd ($23b mutual bank), Housing Choices Australia (Tier 1 community housing provider) and chairs the boards of UniSA Ventures and the Centennial Park Cemetery Authority.
Originally trained as an accountant, Amanda worked in the US technology sector, as an investment banker and as an economist in the Federal Treasury. She later became a pioneer in the Australian venture capital industry working for a decade as CEO of an early-stage fund specialising in technology start-ups. Amanda has a proven track record in developing and executing growth strategies and investing in technology to achieve business goals.
Amanda has a strong interest in crafting strategies that deliver both commercial returns and broader customer, community and environmental benefits. She has advised numerous governments on technology and innovation and currently chairs the CEDA’s national advisory committee on Business Dynamism & Competitiveness.
Amanda holds an BA (Accounting) from the University of South Australia, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. She has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors diploma, the MIT Digital Savvy director program and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership non-executive director program.