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Sam became Assistant Vice-Chancellor in September 2019. Prior to this he was Director of Communications and External Relations at the University of Winchester.

Sam joined the University in 2015 after a career in the Civil Service and higher education policy. Sam was head of the Ministerial Communications Unit where he led a team responsible for delivering strategic communications for various Cabinet Ministers and Government Departments in collaboration with Number 10.

Within the University, Sam is responsible for areas including Marketing, Communications and Engagement,  Student Support and Success and Widening Participation. 

Sam studied at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies. He is a governor at a local primary school in Winchester where two of his three children go to school.

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