Sam Cooper-Gray

Sam Cooper-Gray is the Global Head of Market Strategy and Engagement for HSBC Business based in London. Sam was appointed to this role in 2019.

In this role, she is responsible for leading the strategy and staff and customer engagement for HSBC Business, supporting over 1.3 million customers in over 50 markets and territories to access the best products and services for their needs.

In addition to her responsibilities at HSBC Global Business Banking, Sam is the Global Sponsor for HSBC Change Makers, an employee led initiative to drive inclusion across the organisation and previous Global Co-Chair for HSBC BALANCE. HSBC BALANCE has over 50,000 members, 220 Executive Leader Ambassadors and 1,000 Advocates across 48 markets and is an employee resource group focussed on ending gender imbalance within the bank and across the industry. She is also a Board member for Women on the Wharf and The Financial Alliance for Women and a trustee for the Kent Community Foundation. She leads the Women of the Wharf Beyond Mentoring programme connecting over 750 mentors and mentees across 20 major firms base in London and a lead mentor for Business in the Community’s Race Campaign Mentoring programme. In addition to this Sam has experience as a non-exec director for a number of firms, advising on diversity and inclusion.

Sam was Named as one of the Top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equality List in 2021 and winner of ‘We Are the City’s’ Top 100 Rising Stars Editor’s Choice award in 2020. She was also listed as one of the city’s Inspirational women by Brummell Magazine in 2019 and is a judge for the Inclusive Companies Awards.

Prior to taking on her current role, Sam was the Global Head of Learning for HSBC Commercial Banking, supporting the development of over 24,000 employees across 53 markets and has held senior positions within HSBC for over 21 years, including roles in Risk, Trade, Leadership and the Chief Operating Office.