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Sam Johnson

Adjunct Fellow


Sam Johnson is a social entrepreneur focused on community building, leadership development and resilience and regularly advises non-profits, corporate groups and government agencies on community mobilisation strategies.
Sam is most well known for founding the Student Volunteer Army in 2010 that shattered the stereotype typically attributed to younger people and saw Sam receive the prestigious Young New Zealander of the Year award and named New Zealand’s Communicator of the Year for 2012.
Sam is an St Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and #17 on the Readers Digest Most Trusted New Zealanders list.