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.