Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Amanda Fone

Amanda Fone is the elder daughter of the late Jill Tookey CBE, National Youth Ballet’s Founder. She has been a Trustee of NYB since 1993.
Amanda has  four  decades  in recruitment and search for the Marketing, Communications & Sports/Entertainment sectors and  still works at the coalface placing Director & CEO level candidates in senior industry roles. She is the Founder & CEO of f1 recruitment limited a leading recruitment and search consultancy based in London. She has helped many marketing, comms and sponsorship teams access diverse talent at all levels.
Amanda is co-founder of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion programme  No Turning Back 2020 | Who We Are which launched in June 2016 with a mission to increase the representation of black, Asian, minority ethnic communities to 20% and to retain this 20% in the Marketing and Communications sector until they reach the very top roles. Joint founder of the f1 Back2Businessship programme for returning to work parents and carers  & a contributor to  House of Commons Select Committees on the Gender Pay Gap & Flexible Working policy reviews. Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
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