Amanda is HSBC UK’s first female Head of Commercial Banking and is committed to driving equality and inclusivity, across all levels of business. She is the Executive Sponsor for the Female Development Programme and an Executive Sponsor of Balance UK, having provided tailored development initiatives with success. She has led on HSBC UK’s first ever open initiative on Menopause leading to a review of how the Bank can better support colleagues going through Menopause. In addition, Amanda hosts the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and has partnered with SheEO, an organization aimed at connecting women entrepreneurs. Amanda aims to create an environment that enables all women to achieve their ambitions. During her tenure women in senior roles in the Commercial Bank at HSBC UK have risen to 30% in 2020 and her Senior Executive Team is now 50% gender balanced.