Amanda Arrowsmith

People and Transformation Director, CIPD

Amanda Arrowsmith is the People and Transformation Director at the CIPD, a role she assumed in October 2022. With over 25 years of experience in HR across public, private, and third sectors, Amanda brings a wealth of global HR knowledge and a unique understanding of diverse organisational cultures. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has previously volunteered committee member, blogger, speaker, and panel member.   She also volunteers as an independent committee member at the NCVO. Her broad expertise enables her to add value to businesses by focusing on the development of people and organisations in line with business strategy. 


As a speaker, Amanda is known for challenging the status quo and focusing on practical, real-world solutions. She is able to deliver thought-provoking insights and tangible takeaways. Amanda’s perspective on 'people and culture' emphasises the importance of individual stories in shaping a company’s culture and her advocacy for flexible working practices reflects her forward-thinking approach to talent management.