Sam has worked in the financial sector for 26 years and is a a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. After starting in banking, she worked in several financial institutions before returning to banking, as an adviser for Barclays Wealth. Though working in Birmingham, she and her family have lived in Milton Keynes for 20 years, where she brings significant business connections to Arts Gateway`s activities. She is a longstanding Scout Leader in MK and brings experience of youth organisations and of fundraising.