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Amanda Selvaratnam

Following a scientific career in research and industry, Amanda moved into business intelligence with GlaxoSmithKline prior to joining the University of York in 1999.

Amanda is Associate Director for Research and Enterprise with portfolio responsibility for innovation development, consultancy, training and executive education, local and regional economic development, apprenticeships, collaborative partnerships, commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property and incubation and start-up support.

Through her work with Department of International Trade and as a DiT Export Champion much of Amanda’s work involves promoting the UK Higher Education and Corporate Training sector to overseas governments and corporations and she regularly speaks to audiences of UK businesses on export and international business.

Amanda is also Founder and Director of the Training Gateway a FREE brokerage service providing a quick and easy way for any organisation wishing to source corporate, vocational and executive training and educational partnerships from UK universities, colleges and private training providers.

Amanda has worked extensively across the MENA region with both governments and the private sector and regularly takes UK education and training trade missions to the region. 

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