Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Williamson
Amanda Williamson is a senior executive, specialising in strategic and crisis leadership in complex and high-threat environments. Amanda has served in a range of senior Government roles at Federal and State level, both as a commissioned officer in the Australian Defence Force and in numerous senior roles for emergency services, in both domestic and international appointments.
For over a decade, Amanda has consistently been at the forefront of leading teams of emergency responders, supporting affected Australasian communities during large-scale disasters. Most notably, Amanda served as NSW regional commander for the 2015 Hunter Valley super storms, the largest disaster in that region for over 60 years. In 2016, as Western Australia’s first female fire and emergency services superintendent, she commanded 400 volunteer emergency responders, tasked with responding to natural disasters across the state.
Amanda is currently employed as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Perth, where she works in the Healthcare Assurance team. She is a passionate advocate for healthcare reform and improving all aspects of leadership culture, decision making and patient outcomes in the Healthcare sector.
Amanda is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and has seen operational service with the Australian Defence Force in East Timor and Afghanistan, where she was awarded the US Bronze Star for leadership in action. Amanda holds tertiary qualifications in Asian Studies, international relations, logistics and management.