Sam Tidswell-Norrish

Board Member

Sam Tidswell-Norrish is part of the founding team and joined Motive Partners in 2015, where he is a Principal focused on Capital Raising, Marketing & Business Development based out of the London office. Sam brings a broad range of financial services experience, from payments and investment banking to government initiatives and industry trade organizations. Sam served as EVP & CMO of Dun & Bradstreet International, a former Motive Partners portfolio firm, where he led the company’s international re-positioning and was focused on marketing, communications and business development. Sam remains an advisor to Dun & Bradstreet’s executive team and International Advisory Board.

Prior to joining Motive, Sam worked for Monitise Plc as Vice President and subsequently fulfilled the role of Group Chief of Staff, where he focused on operations and strategic projects. Sam started his career at Barclays in payments reengineering and later moved to Barclays Capital’s Equity Finance Group.

In addition to serving on the Web Foundation board, Sam is the Vice-Chair of the not-for-profit next generation leadership platform, 20:40. Sam received a MSc. in International Business at Leeds University Business School and graduated with honors with a degree in Social Policy. In 2017, Sam participated in the Private Equity Executive Education course at Harvard Business School.