Samantha Cohen is CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the business network of the Commonwealth.
Prior to this Sam served in the Royal Household for nearly two decades as Assistant and Deputy Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen, having held a previous role as Head of Royal Communications for The Queen’s Household.
After working on the delivery of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in 2018, Sam served as Private Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, for 18 months.
Sam previously held positions with the Minister for Mining and Energy and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in the Australian Government, the country of her birth.
Sam currently also serves as Co-Chair of the climate change charity Cool Earth and is a Trustee of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
In 2016, Samantha was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, which recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch.
She is also a proud judge for the Women of the Future Programme awards.
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