Sam graduated from Keble College, Oxford with a mathematics degree in 1994. He joined Barnett Waddingham's pensions actuarial team based in Buckinghamshire in 1994, qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1999 and became a partner at Barnett Waddingham in 2006.
Sam is married and has four young children. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors - walking, running and cycling and combines these activities and family life with an interest in photography. Sam is a committed Christian and serves at his local church in Chesham teaching groups of 5 to 7 year olds.