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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 Newsfeed

Overwhelming support for Anna Freud Centre of Excellence at Royal Gala

Service users and supporters of the Centre came together with our patron HRH the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday evening at Kensington Palace to show their support for the construction of our new Centre of Excellence...On her arrival Her Royal Highness was greeted by our lifetime president and benefactor Dr Moshe Kantor and our Chair of Trustees, Michael Samuel.

Financial Times
‘Spurious Makes Us Curious’: the UK’s professional fact-checkers

Michael Samuel, Chairman, AGL was mentioned in The Financial Times in relation to  Full Fact, a new organisation set up to scrutinise political claims.

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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.


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.
London, UK
Prospect Burma has invested in the future of Myanmar through education helping their alumni go on to achieve incredible things, thereby facilitating the transformation of Myanmar through the application of their skills in the country.
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Michael Samuel’s Education

Trained as an Accountant