Hema, Global Learning and Development and International Human Resources Director

Sam joined Hema, a Dutch lifestyle retail brand, in 2016 and was initially responsible for the UK Hema operations. Since 2018, she has progressed into a larger role, including heading up global learning and development and international human resources.

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Sam has always been passionate about retail and has more than 20 years’ experience. She started her career at Marks & Spencer, then progressed further in roles at Somerfield, BHS and more recently at Hema.

She is passionate about creating and enabling an inclusive culture realising people’s potential, creating high-performing, self-steering teams and individuals.

On a personal note, Sam is married and has two children.

Sam says: “I am very excited to be an ambassador for the Be Inspired programme and give something back to retail and the leaders of tomorrow.”