Amanda joined the HIE board in April 2016.
Amanda Bryan is a native of Caithness who has lived, studied and worked in Orkney and the Western Isles and now resides in Strathglass, west of Beauly with her young family. She has considerable hands-on experience of all aspects of rural and community development across the Highlands and Islands, social enterprise, land reform and community land ownership.
Previous roles include being a member of the boards of Scottish Natural Heritage and Community Energy Scotland, being an adviser to the Scottish Government’s Land Reform Review Group, and a member of the BBC’s Audience Council for Scotland.
Amanda is currently Forestry Commissioner for Scotland and Chair of the FC’s National Committee for Scotland, Chair of the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust and a member of Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland. She also lectures part time at the Scottish School of Forestry and is an active member of Changing the Chemistry, an organisation that seeks to increase diversity of thought on boards.