Samuel has fifteen years of experience in finance related roles, most recently as Group Director of Investor Relations with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a large French listed company with a substantial portfolio of shopping malls across 12 countries. In that role he was responsible for coordinating the group’s external financial presentations and its global investor interactions.

Before that Samuel was a well-rated Sell-side Equity Research Analyst with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for eight years, in Sydney, Singapore and then London, preparing investment research on listed real estate stocks across multiple different markets.

Samuel began his career in accounting and finance roles at the Australian supermarket group Woolworths, for which he had worked previously as a checkout operator while studying for his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Honours Bachelor of Laws at the University of Adelaide.

Sam says:

“I am very excited to be joining PILC as a Trustee. From my time studying Law at University I have had an interest in the way that the law can both provide important protections but also give rise to potential injustice particularly in the case of groups or individuals who may lack the means to influence the laws creation, to understand its implications, or to defend themselves from its application.

“Whether such injustice arises by intent, merely by omission due to inherent bias or discrimination, or solely by way of overzealous or negligent enforcement, I feel it is important to hold government and public bodies to account for it and thus hopefully to effect positive change. As such the mission of PILC resonates strongly with me and I look forward to working with my fellow Trustees to support its future success.”