Amanda Bryan is a self employed Rural Development Consultant working across the Highlands and Islands with a background in sustainable marine, rural and community development.
She specialises in community consultation and engagement on projects and initiatives championing woodland and bio-diversity management, forestry, tourism and recreation.
She has been non-executive member of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) for six years and acted as Deputy Chair of SNH North Areas working at an advisory level.
In addition, she was the Chair of the BBC Scottish Rural Affairs and Agriculture Advisory Committee and is currently a member of both the Highlands and Islands Forestry Forum and BBC's Audience Council for Scotland.
She has a keen interest in Forestry, both practically, being a local community forest volunteer, and academically.