Sam Reich – Chair
A geologist and mining consultant with over 40 years of experience, Sam occupied a wide variety of senior roles, encompassing exploration, development, planning and production responsibilities, across multiple commodities, in both Australia and the United States.
He is also a cyclist for travel, fun and fitness, and a passionate advocate for improved public amenity for what we call “active transport”, including walking, cycling, the mobility disabled, etc. This also leads to his strong interest in modern urban design and better cities initiatives.
Sam is working to improve our collective environment and community with advocacy and political roles, including with the Australian Cyclists Party, the Newcastle Cycleways Movement, Richmond Vale Rail Trail proposal and the Hunter CycleSafe Network initiative.
Sam chairs the organising committee for the Australian Walking and Cycling Conference in Newcastle, 2020.