Sam has an extensive background in business as both an owner operator and adviser. He is the Executive Director of Business Network International (BNI), NZs largest business networking organisation for small to medium businesses. He is also a business broker with Tabak Business Sales Tauranga.
He holds a MBA with Distinction from the University of Canterbury. His previous roles include Commercial Lending with Westpac, Hotel Managing Director and NZ Army Officer. He has lived in the Bay since escaping the Christchurch earthquakes and outside of work enjoys spending time with his young family, property investment, food, fitness and mountain biking. He is looking forward to making a positive contribution to business in the Bay.