Sam joined the business in 2016 from the Friday Media Group. As a Chartered Accountant she leads by example, with her role providing clear and comprehensive financial management and reporting to the board of directors and senior management team.
Sam’s career began in 1988 as an Accounts Assistant for Schools Abroad. She then joined IAG as a Management Accountant in 1993 and moved onto her first Financial Controller position with Telegan Gas in 1997. In 2000, Sam gained her chartered status and a new role as Regional Financial Controller for Benson Group; a £100m-turnover construction group. In 2010, Sam joined the Friday Media Group, where she was Head of Finance – managing the full finance function and leading a large team.
During her 20 years’ experience in various business sectors, Sam has been instrumental in delivering effective financial management, including acquisitions and the integration thereof, refinancing activities and preparing consolidated accounts. She has also played key cost-saving roles in the past with the implementation of a new ERP (Netsuite) from three different legacy systems, including GP Dynamics, and was involved in the hiving up of six subsidiaries into one trading subsidiary.
Sam received Fellowship status of her professional body in June 2016.