Longterm Greenbelter Sam Pittam-Smith is the new Chair of the Greenbelt Trustee Board. Sam takes over from Steve Baker, who has stepped down after seven years at the helm.
Sam has been coming to the festival for over 30 years and is passionate about Greenbelt and what it stands for; a place to explore and relax, to be challenged and share our journeys, a place to belong and be accepted as a unique expression of God’s love. Sam is definitely proud to describe herself as a Greenbelter.
Sam has had a wide-ranging career focused on delivering transformational change programmes in the public (NHS, central and local government), private (digital transformation) and charity/voluntary sectors. She describes her role as delivering transformation through working with people to tackle complex problems and co-design solutions that deliver positive outcomes.
Her current role is as Director of Transformation for Norfolk County Council, where’s she enjoying working near to her home in Norwich, which she shares with her partner and cat.
Sam is a person of faith and pursues personal transformation through deeper understanding of God’s love for us all and what it means to live it. She is very happy to call St Luke’s in Norwich her church.
Sam also enjoys time with family and friends, often over good food and drink. Sam also practices the Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won. (So don’t mess with her!)
As we welcome Sam, we say a huge thank you to Steve Baker for all he has guided the festival through in his time as Chair. We’re pleased we won’t be losing Steve from the festival all together. As part of the Pickwell Foundation, Steve is a key part of the energy, funding and vibing that helps makes our Hot House climate-focussed venue and programme so great. And we’re in no doubt that Steve will still pop up to DJ at the festival given half a chance!