Sam is a Principal Consultant and manages our London office. He is responsible for the delivery of a range of consultancy projects in a variety of subject areas including the energy, waste and marine sectors.
He has detailed knowledge — and a keen interest — in many regulatory and policy instruments across these sectors at both the national and EU level. Sam has proven expertise in ex-ante and ex-post policy analysis, policy and programme appraisal, economic assessment and due diligence assessment. He takes an analytical approach to solving issues and is able to identify, manage and mitigate risks on behalf of a wide range of clients.
Sam has strong communication and analytic skills and is well practised in communicating at senior level, with a strong track record in delivering major work on time and to budget. He is a PRINCE 2® qualified project manager and has a degree in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol. Sam is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
Recently Sam has managed research on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of an evaluation of the administration and delivery of the Renewable Heat Incentive. This focused on examining the delivery of the scheme against its objectives, while also looking at the impact the scheme is having on customers and the wider supply chain.
Sam has also recently managed a due diligence assessment on behalf of an investor exploring an opportunity to invest in the smart meter market.
Other projects Sam has completed include: an assessment on behalf of the Environmental Services Association Education Trust associated with combatting waste crime in the UK, an assessment of the use of Official National Statistics for marine planning on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation, and a project on behalf of the European Commission assessing the competitiveness of the European mineral raw materials sector, namely, non-energy extractive industries and the related recycling industries.
Before joining Eunomia in October 2007, Sam worked for the Environment Agency on a number of regulatory regimes including waste management licensing, water abstraction and discharge consents, and radioactive substances licensing. In 2008 Sam undertook a period of secondment to the UK Government, where he spent several months within the Environmental Regulation and Policy Division at Defra.