Sam Sheppard

Chief People Officer, Blackwoods

Sam has over 25 years of HR leadership experience driving people strategies to drive business growth, cultural change and high performing teams. Sam has worked in professional services, manufacturing, industrial and financial services sectors and has experience working in the UK, US, Europe, Asia and Australia & New Zealand. Sam has held Executive roles at Deloitte, Gallagher, Wesfarmers Insurance, Commonwealth Bank, General Electric and Eastman Chemical Company. 

Sam’s areas of specialist focus include leadership development, strategic talent management/executive assessment and business turnarounds. 

She is currently the Chief People Officer for Blackwoods, a member of the AHRI Certification Committee and a Board Member of Bell Shakespeare.