Most recently, Sam was Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Policy at Headspace, and he played a similar role at Beyond Blue.
Sam has a strong commitment to education. He worked on strategy, policy advocacy and government relations as Director of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Chief of Staff to Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis at the University of Melbourne. He worked closely with government to help to secure ongoing funding for Teach For Australia, an organisation that recruits Australia’s top talent to be teachers in schools in low income communities. Sam is a Board Member at EdConnect, which trains and places volunteer mentors in schools to support young people at risk and help teachers in the classroom.
Sam has been a Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Government, and worked for 15 years in the Federal Government in departments including Treasury, Finance and Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Sam lives in Brunswick East with his wife Melodie and son Harry ‘The Hurricane’. In his spare time, Sam is the house cook, gardener and social director, avidly plays the guitar despite limited talent, and loves spending time with his family and friends.