About Sam Joynson

Sam Joynson grew up in Dorset in a single-parent family. He was educated at his local state comprehensive school and sixth form. Whilst at sixth form, he balanced his studies with weekend work in the staff kitchen of his local hotel.

Sam went to university at the London School of Economics, where he studied International Relations and History. During his time at LSE, he became an accomplished debater, winning a number of national competitions and qualifying for the European Debating Championships. Upon graduation, he chose to pursue his passion for debate and reason, attending law school before then qualifying as an international lawyer at a leading British law firm. 

Sam worked as a lawyer for ~4 years, before then winning a scholarship to INSEAD, a leading business school. He obtained an MBA at INSEAD, before then refocusing his career on management consultancy, the profession in which he works today. 

Outside of work, Sam is a keen adventure traveller, and, in 2019, was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Geographic Society. His travels have taken him from the jungles of the Congo to K2 in northern Pakistan, and have been fuelled by a desire to better understand the people and cultures of our world.

Today, Sam lives in Eastleigh South with his fiancee, who works in the local area. He is often found walking along the Itchen River path, cycling to Fair Oak or Horton Heath for a Sunday pub lunch, or trying to beat his PB on the Fleming Park park-run.