Samantha Newman

Sam lives in a very small village in the centre of the UK with her husband, 9 year old daughter and 4 month old Kitten. She is very active, playing cricket for a local women's' team, likes Kayaking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, walking, exercise classes and golf and enjoys spending time with her family travelling both in the UK and abroad in their 30 year old VW Campervan (called Ollie). She has worked as a senior HR professional throughout her career within a variety of different industries and has often been an "only" (female) within her leadership team. She has worked for Air Liquide for over nine years starting as HRD for the UK business and then moving to specialise in Talent 4 years ago. Sam has a passion for DEI and Mental Health & Wellbeing and has championed these topics both within the business that she works in and externally. Her drive to make a positive difference has been recognised, so much so that these topics are now part of her wider role within Air Liquide and she often gets asked to present on the them to inspire others to make a positive difference.