Amanda Pepe has had a long career in media, arts, communications and management roles.
She is currently CEO of multidisciplinary arts, technology and hospitality enterprise, Light Adelaide, employing 60-plus people across a dual NFP and for-profit structure.
As Publishing Director for Opinion Media she managed and edited the iconic Adelaide masthead The Adelaide Review until its recent closure.
Prior to this she was Publisher of Solstice Media, responsible for South Australia’s only independent daily source of online news, InDaily and also worked as a freelance feature writer and sub-editor for a number of publications.
Her interest in art and design stems from a strong personal commitment to the important role they play in enriching society. She was CEO of the philanthropic arts organisation the Helpmann Academy and remained on their Foundation Board until 2017. She has been Deputy Chair of Music SA, Chair of The Mill, a multi-arts NFP in Adelaide, and is currently a director of NFP health charity CanDo4Kids and UNESCO City of Music Adelaide.
Amanda has broad experience in communicating complex issues in terms that are accessible to all, dealing with all levels of government and the business community and achieving outcomes that benefit all involved.