Sam Banzi is a seasoned dam safety management and civil engineering professional. He boasts an expansive career spanning over three decades, enriched by diverse experiences across the water and hydro sectors. As the founder and director of Banzi Consulting Services, he combines technical acumen with business competence. His transformative role at WaterNSW is a testament to his strategic engineering leadership. He seamlessly melded business drivers with innovative risk-informed decision solutions, spearheading industry-first frameworks that significantly elevated the organisation’s dam safety management performance. His establishment of technical assurance and governance frameworks has set an industry benchmark. Further enriched by his tenure as the last Board Chair of the NSW Dam Safety Committee, Sam’s blend of regulatory insight, governance experience, and hands-on technical know-how makes him invaluable as Director on ANCOLD’s Executive.