Sam attended schools in both Ghana and the UK and went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford University, where he also served as President of the Oxford Union.
Sam spent 5 years working for Goldman Sachs and then went on to help build and develop a number of small businesses in the training, recruitment and internet sectors. He was voted CBI Entrepreneur of the Future in 2005.
Sam was elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for East Surrey in 2010. Sam was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Prime Minister David Cameron from 2012 to 2013 and was appointed as a Government Whip in October 2013. He has served on the International Development Select Committee (2011-12) and the Speaker’s Committee on Electoral Commission (2010-12).
Sam has served as School Governor of an inner London school and on the Board of a housing association.
He is married and has a very young son.