Amy is a former national newspaper journalist turned international development professional with over 20 years’ experience in media and strategic communications. Self-motivated, intelligent and able to lead and inspire others, Amy has proven management and policy skills, outstanding writing ability and comprehensive knowledge of and contacts in the national and international media. She is an experienced media trainer.
Amy is familiar with all areas of development policy, particularly international economic relations, agriculture, aid effectiveness, and climate change. Before setting up di:ga in 2011, she was Director of Communications at Global Witness and Head of News at Oxfam.
Amy started her career as a journalist working for The Times and The Mail on Sunday. She has a First in English Literature from Oxford and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck. She has lived and worked in Spain, Brazil and Switzerland. She has two kids who take up most of her time outside work, but also enjoys riding, swimming and gardening.