Amanda Bond

Profession:
Hong Kong Jockey Club Executive Manager | Equestrian Affairs

Amanda oversees all matters equestrian in Hong Kong that are not racing. She leads a team of 250 staff, manages four equestrian centres and helps key stakeholders with the strategic delivery of equestrian in Hong Kong. Her role encompasses all aspects of the sport from participation level through to elite teams who represent Hong Kong on the world stage. She sits on the Board of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and the Riding for the Disabled Association.

Amanda's Hartpury Experience

"When I finished my studies at Hartpury University, I was lucky enough to be employed by the University as a lecturer. My journey at Hartpury lasted 14 years and encompassed a number of different roles; ultimately deputy principal. During that time, I was also Event Director for the FEI World Para Dressage Championships, as well as for international dressage and eventing. From there, I worked for the organising committee of the Beijing 2008 Games, based at the equestrian venue in the co-host city of Hong Kong. On returning to the UK, I was appointed CEO of British Dressage. During that time, I was seconded to work as discipline manager at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Developing Industry Connections

"Being a Hartpury graduate gave me an enormous grounding that has stood me in good stead throughout my career. Not only was the academic programme excellent, the additional opportunities available to gain real life experience were priceless."