Sam joined Opus as Director on 17 August. Sam is familiar to many in New Zealand as the CEO that established Kiwibank and led it from a start-up to a business with over 700,000 customers and more than 1000 employees.

He’s held senior positions with major banks in Australia and New Zealand and has extensive experience in strategy, organisational capability building, private and public sector governance and innovation.

Sam has been a professional director since 2010 with roles primarily in growth and technology businesses. He is currently a director of NZX listed companies Synlait and Trustpower and some private companies including Partnerslife, Rangatira, Magritek, Umajin, Adminis and Montoux.