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Michael Samuel

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Anna Freud Centre

London, UK

Michael Samuel


Michael Samuel MBE is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Anna Freud Centre.

Previously, Michael was Chairman of AGL, an unconventional communications agency. He is a director of a number of companies and was Chief Executive of Mayborn Group plc. He is a Conservative Party donor and joint Founder and Chair of the cross-party Board of Trustees of Full Fact.

Michael is Co-Founder of Civic, which aims to support a major change in the approach of communities & organisations, to accelerate impact and help charities to do better. Civic work with Syrian refugees in Jordan, Kabul, Nepal and the UK, cooperating largely with existing large charities including UNHCR, World Vision, National Trust councils and local communities. Michael has many other philanthropic interests, including the Somerset Community Foundation, Helpforce, a new organisation designed to increase volunteering in the NHS. Michael also supports Project Burma which is a charity involved in the education of students, as well as Chairman and Trustee of five family charities.

Michael actively farms in Somerset and Scotland.

In the New Years Honours list 2020, Michael was awarded an MBE in recognition for his services to Young People and to Mental Health.

Michael Samuel’s Background

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Jul 2002 - Present
London, UK
The Anna Freud Centre is an international leader in child mental health research, training and treatment located in London.
London, UK
Civic is a global project with the aim of re-imagining and re-making the world, one neighbourhood at a time.
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Other Business Interests

Chair of the cross-party board of trustees and Joint Founder
Jan 2010 - Present
London, UK
Full Fact is the UK's independent factchecking charity, promoting well-informed public debate on important issues.

Previous Board Positions

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The City Car Club
Non-Executive Chairman
Jan 2005 - Dec 2015
London, UK
City Car Club is one of the leading car club operators in the UK. With around 840 vehicles, it is the oldest and one of the largest car clubs operating at a national scale in the country. It was successfully sold in March 2015.
Non-Executive Director
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
London, UK
Rotala provides a range of transport solutions for businesses, local authorities, the public and private individuals.


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Family Charitable Trusts
Chairman and Trustee
Jan 1990 - Present
London, UK
Hon A.G. Samuel Charitable Trust; Michael Samuel Charitable Trust; Col. W.H Micholls Trust; Peter Samuel Royal Free Hospital Trust; Peter Samuel Charitable Trust.
London, UK
Helpforce are at the forefront of a national movement to improve the lives of NHS staff, patients and communities through the power of volunteering.
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Michael Samuel’s Education

Trained as an Accountant