Samantha Rockey

Sam Rockey

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Sam Rockey is an expert in the fields of leadership development and organisational change.

She is the co-founder and director of Thompson Harrison, a London based leadership and organisational development consulting business.  Sam began her career in the first democratically-elected government in South Africa in 1995, in the arenas of development, strategy and change. More recently, she was the Global Head of Leadership Development for the FTSE top 10 company SABMiller, now part of AB InBev. During her 17-year career at SABMiller, she held a number of leadership roles in human resources at country, regional and global level. Sam’s work on leadership development has won awards and has been written up in a number of books and publications. In addition to this, she is a frequent speaker on the topic of leading in transition and organisational transformation.

Sam is on the Imperial College Business School Advisory Board for their Global Online MBA and on the Advisory Board of the Baobab Network, a start-up business that connects early-stage businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, with talent and investors from around the world.

She has a Master of Science in Development Planning and a Master of Management in Human Resources.


She is a tutor on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, an Oxford Saïd Business School Open Programme and programme directs the Mars Economics of Mutuality – Putting Purpose into Practice programme, an OSBS custom programme.

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