Chief people officer (ExCo)
Amanda became chief people officer in September 2018, a role she started on an interim basis in October 2017. She joined Sage in March 2015 to lead first the people transformation across Sage Functions and then latterly as executive vice president people business partners - leading the regional and functional generalist people teams across all of Sage locations.
As well as leading our global People function, Amanda has overall executive accountability for Sage’s Sustainability and Society strategy. Sage’s goal is to use its time, technology and experience to tackle societal and economic inequality, support a new generation of diverse and sustainable businesses and play its role in tackling the climate crisis. This includes giving 30,000 working days to volunteering activities in 2022, as part of Sage Foundation, and our commitment to be Net Zero by 2040 across our operations and supply chain, with an interim step to reduce carbon emissions by 50 % by 2030.
Amanda has eighteen years of HR experience across a number of global FTSE organisations, including manufacturing, engineering and projects businesses where she focused on supporting executive leaders to drive change and transformation. During her career to date Amanda has built extensive experience across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. She has led in all aspects of human resources but specifically in M&A, growth in new geographies and working across cultures and matrix organisations. Amanda has also specialised in talent development to executive level.
Passionate about developing talent and leadership and creating truly inclusive organisations which promote diversity, Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Warwick and postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources Management.
You can follow Amanda on Twitter @AmandaCusdinHR