Sam Hannis

Talent Director, EMEA,

Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Sam is Talent Director, EMEA at Jacobs. Prior to this he was the Human Resources (HR) Director, Europe for the Buildings and Infrastructure division in Jacobs. Jacobs leads the global professional services sector providing solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With about $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides services including scientific, technical, professional and construction and programme management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

Having worked across Financial Services and Professional Services organisations, Sam has worked in a variety of human resources and management roles. For the past ten years Sam has led HR teams in the professional services sector, delivering for infrastructure clients. From the time Sam led an industry leading group to create a new apprenticeship qualification for the sector, to the current challenges of creating a dynamic workforce to adapt to technological advances, development of others is at the heart of his HR activities.

Sam has a degree in business studies and HR, is a member of the CIPD and is studying for an executive coaching qualification.

He lives in Gloucestershire and is married with three children.

About Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to help create a UK where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, can access the education, employment, and skills they need to thrive throughout their working lives.

Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow