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Welcoming new ADAS Executive Director

ADAS is pleased to announce that Amanda Sordes has been appointed as the new Executive Director. Amanda will commence in the position of Executive Director on 20th April, 2020. The ADAS Board would like to thank all applicants, who demonstrated a high level of industry experience and expertise.  

Amanda brings a depth and breadth of diving experience to the role and has an excellent knowledge of ADAS through her past positions and ongoing involvement in ADAS projects

Amanda has significant experience as an occupational diver, supervisor, and diving safety industry officer. She has worked across various industries including offshore construction, onshore construction, aquarium/zoo, and scientific diving. Amanda has two Masters degrees in Environmental Protection and Management and is qualified as an ADAS Training and Assessment Manager with experience in training development and delivery, and has been a contributor to a wide range of ADAS projects. 

Her positions as Dive Officer at two Sydney universities, facilitator for the French National Convention on Occupational Diving, participation in IDRCF and EDTC meetings, and three years’ experience serving as a Director of the ADAS Board have given her a solid understanding of ADAS’s role and function both nationally and within international arenas.  

Amanda cares about all sectors of the diving community, growing stakeholder engagement, and improving diver safety. During her time as Executive Director she aims to efficiently maintain ADAS’ regulatory and MOU commitments whilst continually improving the quality and relevance of ADAS’ portfolio of services. 

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