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Sam Lain-Rose


Sam was born and educated in Kent. Sam is currently the Digital Lead for Digital Inclusion and Capabilities at Kent County Council within the Financial Hardship programme, heading up the Digital Kent team.

Starting his career working for a Kent FE College as an apprentice before being retained and working in a variety of roles, including as the Cross-College Enterprise Coordinator.

Sam worked in the private sector, as a Service Manager for a retail group and latterly as Business Consultant for a global brand supporting franchisees.

Sam moved back into public sector in 2019, as South Kent Engagement Officer at The Education People, covering the districts of Ashford, Dover and Folkestone & Hythe then moving on to fulfil the role of Digital & Communications Lead.

Outside of his career, Sam has been a Councillor of his local parish council since 2011.

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