Amey Announces Amanda Fisher As Acting CEO
ITS (UK) Executive Member Amey has announced the appointment of Amanda Fisher as acting CEO.
She is the current Managing Director of the Facilities Management, Defence and Justice (FMDJ) Business at Amey and will replace Andy Milner, who is leaving the company after a long career and almost four years in the role of Chief Executive.
Amanda Fisher joined Amey in 2017. Previously, she held several senior operational and leadership positions across a number of sectors, including the wider FM market, business services and highways, in companies like Balfour Beatty, Alfred McAlpine and Allied Healthcare, since leaving the Armed Forces, where she was a commissioned officer.
“Through her extraordinary results since joining Amey, Amanda has demonstrated her undoubted ability to assume the position of Chief Executive. I want to wish her all the best for the new challenges she faces,” said Fidel López Soria, CEO of Ferrovial Services.
“I would like to thank Andy for his dedication and commitment throughout his career in Amey and Ferrovial, and particularly for navigating the business through some very challenging years within our sector. He has helped to create a strong platform for the future, and I wish him every success for his new professional endeavours,” stated López Soria.
Speaking on her appointment, Amanda said: “I am delighted to have been offered the role to lead Amey through what is both an exciting but demanding time for our industry. Recently the business has overcome many challenges, and my focus will be on ensuring we build on this, readying ourselves for the next phase, delivering what our clients and the communities we serve need.”
Amanda Fisher biography:
Amanda’s appointment is effective immediately
Amanda Fisher was appointed acting CEO of Amey in December 2019, prior to which she was Managing Director of Facilities Management, Defence and Justice, having joined Amey in August 2017. Amanda has a strong background across several sectors, including the wider FM market, business services and highways, having previously worked at Balfour Beatty, Alfred McAlpine and Allied Healthcare, since leaving the Armed Forces where she was a commissioned officer.
At Balfour Beatty she was the Managing Director of Living Places, becoming the first female to reach such a UK senior role within the international construction and services group. Wherever she has worked she has championed diversity and the development of staff potential and achieved business success by challenging existing cultures and promoting clear business visions, values and strategies.
Right from the start of her career Amanda sought demanding leadership roles, training at Sandhurst and being commissioned as an Army officer. She then pursued her goal of delivering services designed for people’s needs through senior and board positions in facilities management.
In her spare time as a former competitive triathlete Amanda enjoys running and travelling.