Sam joined the EITI International Secretariat in 2007 as the EITI’s Regional Director (Asia). His current role as Technical Director involves leading the Secretariat’s work on EITI mainstreaming, Validation and open data. He is also member of the Secretariat’s senior management team.
Prior to joining the EITI, Sam was a partner at the economics consulting firm ECON Analysis in Oslo. His consulting work focused on energy, environment and climate change in developing and emerging economies. His previous work in Australia focused on local government and community-based approaches to natural resource management.
He earned a PhD from the University of New England and wrote his dissertation on applying environmental economics in strategic environmental assessment.