Former Warden, Ken Macdonald, commented: “It has been an enormous pleasure getting to know Amanda over the past nine years and her support for the College and its access programmes has been the inspiration for many others to engage with our work. The College is immensely proud of its association with Amanda and Warren and I am delighted to welcome her to the Fellowship.”
Together with her husband, Warren East (Engineering, 1980), Amanda has been a great advocate for the College, generously supporting to the Colin Wood Engineering Fellowship; the Access to Excellence Programme (Engineering Summer Schools and pre-16 STEM programme); and the Dr Lee Shau Kee Buliding.
As a means of inspiring young engineers, particularly women, Amanda has provided mentorship and guidance to participants in the Wadham UNIQ Engineering Summer Schools and spoken at College student events. With Warren, she has worked to engage alumni in the Access to Excellence programme, assisting with much valued strategic guidance in relation to the College’s outreach programmes. She is a member of the College Development Council which Warren chairs.
After graduating, Amanda joined Cambridge Consultants Ltd – a technology and innovation company – before starting up an ink jet company. After 18 years in Industrial Ink Jet, she left work to concentrate on bringing up her 3 children. Later she started a family property company which she continues to manage. She is a Governor of The King’s School in Ely.