Sam completed his MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards in 2014. For the last seven years, Sam has been working within the global insurance market, in the field of Natural Catastrophe Modelling and Model Development. Sam joined Howden Group Holdings in 2020 where he has lead research and development projects on hail risk in North America and Australia as well as building a worldwide catastrophe modelling client base for the Group.
In 2019, Sam earned the CCRA designation, which is recognised in the insurance industry as a symbol of excellence in the field of catastrophe modelling. This year, he received the Chartered Geographer (CGeog) accreditation awarded by the Royal Geographical Society.
Sam aspires to build commercial level catastrophe models for regions where vulnerable communities are at risk to natural hazards, so that more affordable products can be made available to mitigate loss of property, which gives those impacted the capacity to recover quickly from catastrophic events.