Sam Parish

Performance Leader

I studied History, Law and English at BHASVIC from 2002 to 2004 after doing my GCSEs at Downlands Community School in Hassocks. I really enjoyed my time at BHASVIC - having grown up in a comparatively sleepy Sussex village, suddenly spending five days a week in the middle of Brighton (well, Hove, actually) was brilliant, and the city remains one of my favourite places in the world to this day. After BHASVIC, I studied History at the University of Exeter and then a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University. I then moved back to Sussex and worked as a freelance broadcast journalist for a number of local radio stations, before moving to London and a job in television subtitling. I decided to make another change a few years later in 2012 and joined KPMG, who I continue to work for at the time of writing (late 2020). I’ve had quite a varied and very enjoyable career at KPMG to date and have been privileged to work with some fascinating clients that I never thought I’d get the opportunity to experience. My current role is as one of our Performance Leaders - meaning alongside working with clients, I’m responsible for the day-to-day performance and wellbeing of a part of the business and the people in it.