Sam is the Deputy Secretary (Research, Industrial and Professional Support) at the NSW Teachers Federation. In this role, he is involved in representing and advocating for individual members and the teaching profession at large, via direct negotiations with the Department of Education, TAFE NSW and other employers, in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Commission and other jurisdictions. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours, Bachelor of Laws, and Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of New England. He completed his practical placement for his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT in Wagga Wagga. Sam continues the Teachers Federations’ long term support of the Welfare Rights Centre, having been the Federation’s nominee on the Board since April 2018.