Sam Cooper-Gray

Global Head of Market Strategy | HSBC Global Business Banking

Sam Cooper-Gray is the Global Head of Market Strategy for HSBC Business based in London.

A Director with over 25 years experience across Corporate and Financial Services in Risk, Corporate Banking, Retail, Learning and Strategy. An Authentic leader, with a passion for driving value, creating performing teams and delivering large scale customer centric programmes and a subject matter expert on inclusion, with extensive knowledge in gender diversity.

In addition to her responsibilities at HSBC Global Business, Sam is the HSBC Corporate Female Customer Strategy lead and led HSBC BALANCE an employee resource group with over 50,000 members focussed on ending gender inequality. She is a Board member for Women on the Wharf and The Financial Alliance for Women and a trustee for the Kent Community Foundation. In addition to this Sam has experience as a non-exec director for a number of firms, advising on diversity and inclusion.

Sam was Named as one of the Top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equality List in 2021 and winner of ‘We Are the City’s’ Top 100 Rising Stars Champions award in 2022 and Editor’s Choice award in 2020 and is a judge for the Inclusive Companies Awards.

“The Inclusive Awards give such a great opportunity to celebrate those who make a difference and I am honoured to be a judge – reading through the nominations is incredibly humbling and reminds me that if you want to see change, the best way is to just decide to make a change – which so many of the nominees have done.”