100 Women in Finance
Amanda Pullinger is the Chief Executive Officer of 100 Women in Finance. She was promoted to this position on Jan 1, 2014. Previously, she consulted as Executive Director for six years. She leads a small staff team and manages over 350 volunteer practitioners globally, overseeing the operations of the organization, which now has over 15,000 members in 21 locations.
Amanda set up Pullinger Management in 2006 to provide strategic management primarily to not for profit organizations. In addition to consulting to 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Amanda also consulted to the American Red Cross of Greater New York, where she co-founded and managed the Centennial Circle, a women’s leadership group focused on building support and necessary funds for preparedness training and volunteering in at- risk neighborhoods in New York. She also worked with Brasenose College, Oxford University on their 500th Anniversary celebrations and ongoing alumni initiatives.
From 2000-2006, Amanda was a principal at Aquamarine Capital Management, where she was responsible for managing marketing, investor relations and back office administration for two private investment funds.
Previously, she was a Director of Marketing and Business Development for a number of companies in a number of business sectors including environmental services, advertising/PR and market research, construction equipment marketing, and hardware and software services.
From 1999-2000, she worked for LivePerson, a dotcom startup; 1997-1999, she worked for Unisys Corporation; 1995-1999, she worked for Giles & Ransome, a Caterpillar dealership; 1991-1995 she worked for the Lefton Company, a Philadelphia based advertising and PR company. She came to the US in 1989 to work for a subsidiary of Cory Environmental, a UK based environmental services company for whom she had worked for two years in London.
Amanda is currently Chairman of The HALO Trust (www.halotrust.org), a $65million UK/US charity. She also serves as a Director on the Oxford University Alumni Board. She previously served on the Boards of the NYU Cancer Institute, SkillForce, and Girls’ Prep, and was on the founding Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, serving as its President for two years. She is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Amanda graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Modern History. She earned an MBA from La Salle University, Philadelphia, in 1998, and received the Academic Award for MBA student of the year as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma designation.