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, first to lead the people transformation across Sage Functions but later becoming executive vice president of People Business Partners—leading the regional and functional generalist people teams in all Sage locations.
In addition to 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 a role in tackling the climate crisis. This includes giving 30,000 workdays 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 to 50% by 2030.
Amanda has 18 years of HR experience at a number of global FTSE organizations, including manufacturing, engineering, and project businesses, where she has focused on supporting executive leaders to drive change and transformation. In her career to date, Amanda has built extensive experience in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. She has led in all areas of human resources, but specifically M&A, growth in new geographies and working across cultures and matrix organizations. Amanda is also specialized in talent development to executive level.
She is passionate about developing talent and leadership and creating truly inclusive organizations that promote diversity. She holds 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