Prior to working at Coliban Water, Amanda developed online strategy for the Victorian State Government. She made a career change into information technology in 2004 having retrained via a Masters of Technology from RMIT. Previously she worked in publishing as an editor variously at Artlink Magazine, Macmillan Education, Hardie Grant Publishing and Melbourne University Press. Along the way she forged half a career as an actor and singer-songwriter. When not playing with computers and admiring robots, Amanda nurtures her obsession with CrossFit and manages a small vineyard with her husband in Sutton Grange.