Saxton Bampfylde is delighted to welcome Amanda Pitt to the consulting team as Partner and Head of the Media Practice.
A commercial and digital media expert, Amanda brings 25 years’ executive search and leadership experience to the Saxton Bampfylde business, having previously held senior leadership positions within executive search firms, media owners and agencies.
Amanda will lead Saxton Bampfylde’s Media practice and enhance its capabilities across the marketing communications industry, including: Media Owners, digital media, broadcast, OTT platforms and marketing brands. She will also collaborate with colleagues on wider cross-sector senior appointments to support a variety of other specialist areas in the business.
Amanda’s previous roles have included European Media Head for one of the world’s largest search firms, Managing Partner of new business and marketing at Havas Media Group; Commercial Director at Haymarket; Group Advertisement Director at BBC Worldwide; and Group Head at Time Inc. She has led multiple CEO, Executive and Non-Executive search appointments across a wide variety of media disciplines including: sales, commercial, technology, strategy, marketing, communications, operations and creative.
With the benefit of her professional experience Amanda has become a passionate and committed supporter of the media industry on a voluntary and mentoring basis. A trustee of NABS (the advertising and media support association), she won the Ron Miller award for her outstanding service to the charity and gives time to their mentoring scheme and support committee. She is also a mentor of the Outvertising programme, which provides support and guidance to those in the LGTBQ+ community at work. She is also a mentor for Lollipop – a dedicated programme for Black women in advertising and marketing who have not had the same access to mentors as other groups have.
Amanda regularly sits on industry awards and debate panels including Campaign Media Week Awards, Global Festival of Media, The Marketing Academy Scholarship programme, Ad Week Europe to MEFA (Media for All).
Amanda commented on her appointment:
“The opportunity to join a global firm like Saxton Bampfylde is such an exciting one for me. From my initial interactions to meeting the wider team I have been really struck by the company’s purposeful and committed approach to people – clients and colleagues alike – and how it is looking to positively evolve the leadership landscape through its work.
“My professional experience has provided me with a varied perspective right across the industry and shown me first-hand the importance of supporting and promoting a variety of issues and causes to create a more balanced, reflective and inclusive culture. This can only benefit business and society and I believe that the role of the media industry is significant in delivering this and requires the very best leadership to do so. I look forward to playing my part in advancing this by finding and supporting excellent leaders now and in the future.”
Stephen Bampfylde, Founding Partner and Chair said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Amanda – her passion and professionalism offer great synergies across our team. She is a highly skilled professional in the media sector and she will make a very valuable addition to our team. The media sector has been a core part of our work since our beginnings and the specialist and varied expertise Amanda brings will greatly enhance this focus. This is an exciting development for Saxton Bampfylde and will bring many more opportunities across the business, as we help more clients find the future leaders within media and associated industries.
“It is evident that Amanda’s brings a real dedication to client success and her contribution to charitable causes and diversity initiatives dovetails well with the ethos and values of our firm.”