2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Samantha Thompson

M&A Corporate Lead
Anglo American


Samantha (Sam) is currently Head of Legal global M&A at Anglo American, having joined in November 2018, where she works closely with the Government Relations team on ethics, transparency and accountability matters. Prior to that Sam spent three years at PwC in London, latterly as co-head of Corporate Affairs which included responsibility for reputation and regulation, and prior to that Sam was based in Hong Kong for 10 years where she was a corporate partner at Linklaters, with a broad corporate practice including governance, corporate advisory and all types of M&A. She started her career at Slaughter and May in London. Sam holds an MSc in International Strategy from the London School of Economics and Politics, an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University, and is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales, and in Hong Kong. Last year she completed the Harvard Kennedy School Climate Change Policy (Economics and Politics) programme and has recently been guest speaking at the Oxford University Said Business School. Outside work Sam enjoys running, swimming, reading, yoga and tennis. She also keeps busy with her two young-ish children.