Sam facilitates social procurement deals between buyers and social enterprise suppliers, by providing strategic advice on linking social enterprises into existing business and government supply chains.
Working with business and government buyers Sam increases awareness of social enterprise and practical social procurement knowledge and expertise in buyer organisations through communications, training and engagement. Sam is instrumental in working with buyers to translate their social enterprise procurement spend into a social impact report that informs how procurement spend has affected a beneficiary group.
Sam has worked in environmental & parks planning with Parks Victoria, started a coffee wholesale and retail business, and worked as the CEO of the Victorian Farmers’ Markets association. Sam has an honours degree in Planning and Design from the University of Melbourne.