Sam has worked in Fundraising for seventeen years and is currently Development Director with UK poverty think tank the Centre for Social Justice. Having spent a decade working for UK youth charities and seven years at Chatham House, he has expertise in working with High Net Worth Individuals, Trusts and companies to generate income and has managed a highly successful membership programme.

A lawyer by training, Sam is passionate about access to eduction, criminal justice and tackling inequality. Having combined the violin with early tracker-based computer music as a child of the 1980s, Sam is passionate about making and creating music of all sorts, from playing bass in a band to synthesiser-based music. He was previously an adviser to the London Chamber Orchestra for a number of years.

Sam has a BSc in English and French Law from the University of Kent and is a non-practicing barrister.