Sam Weiss

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Sam Weiss "has worked at Board level in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States and is highly regarded as a Company Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Advisor who can create shareholder value through superior strategy, capital and financial controls, premium brand building, people management and strong corporate governance.

"Sam is Chairman of OrotonGroup Limited, the leading Australian fashion brand retailer, and of Ecos Corporation, a Sydney based consultancy firm that helps large multi-national corporations create value through sustainability. He is Deputy Chairman of GLG Corp Limited, a leading supplier of casual quality knitwear to very large US retailers, such as Wal-Mart and an independent Director of Canterbury of New Zealand Limited, the New Zealand based rugby apparel firm, and Open Universities Australia, Australia’s national broker of open and distance education in the university sector.

"In recent years Sam has been a corporate advisor to the Marsim Group, a leading premium property developer in NSW and Queensland and to Vsource, the pan-Asian business outsourcing services provider based in Malaysia.

"Over the course of his career at large multi-national corporations such as NIKE, where he was the COO of Nike Europe, and Gateway Computers where he was VP, Asia and Sheridan, Sam has developed strong leadership skills and has a consistently proven ability to generate significant revenue and margin increases.

"Sam did his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and received a graduate degree from Columbia University in Business Administration. He is the Vice President of the Harvard Club of Australia, an active mentor to senior level executives in the not-for-profit sector with Social Ventures Australia and a Director of The Benevolent Society and The Sydney Festival. He is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of The Sydney Institute. Sam is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Programme." [1]