John Smith-Sample is Non Executive Chairman of Capital & Regional plc, having served as CEO from 2008 to 2017. He has recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of GAM Holding, a leading independent asset manager. However, he remains as a Member of the Board of Directors until the next Annual General Meeting.
He was previously a member of ABN AMRO's Managing Board and served as Chief Operating Officer between 2003-2005 and Chief Financial Officer from 2006-2007.
John received his BA at NYU in New York and his Masters at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a carriage driver and member of the FEI Four in Hand World Championship winning team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon and the FEI Driving World Cup in Bordeaux, both in 2018.