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Samantha Stanton

Executive Manager - Strategy, People & Culture

Sam Stanton

Sam Stanton is Knox’s Executive Manager, Strategy, People & Culture, having originally joined Knox in November 2016.

Sam is an experienced senior leader and before joining Knox, Sam was Manager People & Performance with the City of Greater Bendigo. She is a contemporary leader, renowned for her strategic mindset and has a deep understanding of local government and the importance of creating public value through organisational transformation and growth, with particular strengths in corporate planning and performance, organisation design, facilitating new ways of working and pursuing digital and service innovation, managing corporate risk, and developing adaptive capacity in people, teams and cultures.

Sam’s background and experience includes the leadership of strategy, integrated planning, innovation and service reviews, organisation development, human resources, risk management, emergency management, safety and wellbeing.

Sam's formal qualifications include a Master of Public Policy and Management (Monash), a Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration), and Certificates in Business Excellence and Organisational Self Assessment. Sam is a member of Local Government Professionals (LGPro) and in 2014 completed its Executive Leadership Program, XLP. Sam is currently completing the Adaptive CulturesTM Practitioner Development Accreditation Program.

Reporting structure

  • Chief Information Officer – Scott Coleman
  • Manager Transfomation (Change) – Jenny Dahlstrom (Acting)
  • Principal People & Culture Partnerships – John Rashed
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