Sam  Tidswell-Norrish


Principal, Chief of Staff

Sam Tidswell-Norrish is a Principal & the UK Chief of Staff at Motive Partners, joining with a broad range of financial services experience, from payments to investment banking, and government initiatives to industry trade organizations.


Sam began his career with Barclays in Payments Reengineering and subsequently worked in a number of areas of the bank including equity capital markets.  In 2013 Sam was selected as a young leader of the future by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation and joined Monitise Plc as an Associate, becoming a VP and subsequently the Chief of Staff.

Sam has been a personal investor in a number of early stage businesses, built his own event management company, exiting successfully and was heavily involved in the establishment and governance of Innovate Finance still acting as a Board Observer. Sam has worked closely with UK Trade & Investment in supporting the UK Government’s FinTech agenda, and regularly attends and contributes towards key global events such as the Annual Meeting of the WEF in Davos and IFGS (Innovate Finance Global Summit).

Sam received a M.Sc. in International Business at Leeds University Business School and graduated, with honors, with a degree in Social Policy.

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