Halpin is pleased to announce Sam Gyimah has joined the team as a Senior Advisor.
Previously Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron, Sam was the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Technology and Innovation before resigning in November 2018. He represented his East Surrey constituency from 2010-2019, during which time his experience spanned four separate government departments, including Education.
Prior to his parliamentary career, Sam had worked as an entrepreneur and for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker. After a state-school education, he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, where he was elected to be President of the Oxford Union Society, one of the world’s foremost debating societies.
Sam is an experienced leader with a rare combination of skills and insights. To his work with Halpin clients, he brings expert communication skills and an ability to cut through the noise, honed over many years interfacing with the national and international press. This expertise, alongside his insight into the workings and policy of both government and the higher education sector, means he will be a valuable asset to university clients currently managing multiple financial, regulatory and reputational risks.
Sam says, “I am delighted to be joining the highly experienced team at Halpin. From my time as Universities Minister, I am well aware of the strong headwinds the sector was facing even before the COVID-19 pandemic. With my experience at the highest levels of government, finance and innovation, I look forward to working with senior leadership teams in higher education institutions to chart a way forward at this uncertain time”.
Joint CEO Susie Hills comments, “Halpin is committed to offering high quality insight and expertise to higher education. The sector is currently facing both significant challenges and opportunities, and so we are delighted to have Sam join the Halpin team and offer his experience and expertise to our clients”.
For more details, contact Susie Hills at [email protected] or call 0203 930 8303.