SWIFT Chief Executive

Amanda Hema

A passionate South Waikato resident, Amanda’s love for the district began in 2005 when she moved to Tokoroa to take on the role of Strategic Projects Manager for the South Waikato Economic Development Trust having previously been the Chief Executive of Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. She later moved on to South Waikato District Council and left a decade later having served as the GM for Community Services.

In more recent times Amanda’s business, The Stakeholder Agency, has guided many organisations to initiate collaborations and explore strategic partnerships. She has also held the position of Project Manager for The Waikato Plan, a collective of regional leaders from central and local government, iwi, business and community, who work collectively to respond to regional priorities such as housing and wellbeing. Previous to Amanda joining the SWIFT team as CE, she held the role of Acting CE for the Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency – Te Waka.