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Amanda White - partner

Amanda joined CGR in January 1994 and was appointed to the board in 1997. Her portfolio of clients includes those operating in the fields of professional services, central and investment banking. Several of Amanda's clients operate in a multinational or global arena.

Amanda has extensive expertise in the design and delivery of personal, interpersonal and career development programmes designed for participants from all levels within organisations from entry level to senior management. Examples of recent projects include the design and implementation of a global development centre for graduate trainees in an investment bank and acting as an expert observer on a development workshop for economists in a national institution.

Amanda's extensive experience of coaching has included managers at all levels of organisations. Often her coaching clients have been from other cultures and nationalities and she enjoys the extra dimension that such assignments include. Amanda's team coaching assignments, whether a one-off intervention or part of a wider organisational change initiative, have helped numerous teams to align and commit to their business' vision, strategy and values.

In the area of selection, Amanda maintains an expert profile, with recent projects including the design of an assessment centre for graduate economists and a structured interview process for lawyers in a global law firm. Amanda also has a particular interest in competency profiling, having developed frameworks for the top 100 leaders of a Japanese/European manufacturing organisation, an organisation-wide framework for a national institution and for the professional service roles across a global law firm, the latter being made the subject of a Harvard Business Review Case Study.

Prior to joining CGR, Amanda worked as a consultant to the Cabinet Office, designing and evaluating selection methodologies for all levels from clerical staff to Government Agency Chief Executives.

Amanda is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, holding a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire. She is a BPS Registered Specialist in Test Use (Occupational). She is holds a Certificate in Coaching and is pursuing a Diploma in Coaching from the Centre for Coaching (accredited by Middlesex University). She is a member of the BPS Special Group of Coaching.