Amanda Neylon is the Director of Digital Technologies at Nottingham Trent University where she leads on the strategic direction and operational running of the university’s technology to drive our digital sophistication.
Amanda Joined NTU in July 2021 having worked previously as Director of Insight, Data and Technology at the charity Versus Arthritis, leading on the technology and data services to support people with arthritis. Prior to that she was Director of Urgent and Emergency Care at NHS Digital, where she was responsible for the databases and technology that run the 999 and 111 services. While at NHS Digital she also led the Widening Digital Participation Programme and the development of a digital profession to enable the NHS to grow the capabilities and skills to deliver user centred digital services. She has over 15 years’ experience in the digital world, having started her virtual journey in the car industry at Vauxhall Motors back when the web was all about Flash microsites, then various digital leadership roles across charity and public sector including Diabetes UK as website manager, the Metropolitan Police as Head of Digital Communications and Macmillan Cancer Support as Head of Digital.
Amanda is a trustee of the international development charity Hope for Children, a keen runner and mountain trekker. She is also a coach and mentor of young digital talent, a regular conference speaker, mainly around leading digital change and a judge for various awards including the HSJ, third sector and charity comms.