Amanda Smith - Disruption Summit Europe

Amanda Smith

Head of User Centred Policy Design, Ministry of Justice

Amanda has over a decade of experience in digital and data; working at the intersection of people, culture and technology. Her mission is to transform organisations so they put people first and become open and outcome-focused by design and approach. She specialises in user-centred design, leadership programmes, data strategy, building diverse multi-disciplinary teams, organisational change and open culture.


She’s an experienced leader that takes an open, optimistic and inclusive approach to delivery with empathy, ethics and enthusiasm. Amanda has advised C-Suite executives of Arup, Co-op, Deutsche Bank, Met Office Sport England, Syngenta, Thomson Reuters and the Governments of the UK, USA, Spain, Tanzania, Ukraine and Argentina, and led pan-European projects for the EU. She was the winner of the first Bloomberg WISE Open Technology award from HRH Princess Royal; and Apolitical named her in their Top 20 of their ‘100 future leaders: the World’s most influential young people in Government’.