St Helena Government’s (SHG) new Senior Economist, Amanda Curry Brown, (photo attached), took up her post on St Helena on Monday, 20 May 2019.

Amanda has been appointed on a two-year contract and will work alongside the Chief Economist Nicole Shamier. Amanda’s main duties will include developing a revised Labour Market Strategy and providing analytical support to the Economic Development Investment Programme.

Amanda said:

“I am excited to be joining the team at SHG and am deeply appreciative of the warm welcome my husband and I have received. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues and stakeholders across the Island to help advance the important work that is already happening.”

Nicole added:

“I’m really pleased Amanda has come to join us from North Carolina; she will assist the Project Management Unit who will be making recommendations on how the Economic Development Investment Programme budget should be spent, and will also be leading on the development of a Labour Market Strategy. So lots of work to do, lots of people to meet and consult with. Amanda and her husband Dave have mentioned the very warm welcome they have received since they arrived on 18 May and I’m very thankful to the community for helping them to settle into their home away from home.”

 Before taking up her post on St Helena, Amanda lived in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Amanda has 14 years’ experience with the US Government as both a contractor and civil servant. Amanda comes to St Helena from the US Environmental Protection Agency where she led a variety of international air quality and climate programmes. She has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) Degree from the College of William & Mary and recently completed a Certificate in Development Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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23 May 2019

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