Sam Hatfield - Chief Executive Expand Sam read chemistry at Oxford before converting to law and qualifying as a solicitor in 1989. He then worked for Linklaters until 1992 when he changed tack and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a diplomat. Sam spent time in London, had a brief posting in the Cayman Islands in 1994 before he had a longer stint in Lagos, Nigeria in 1995/96. He left the diplomatic service in late 2001 and shortly afterwards joined Hakluyt, a strategic intelligence business based in Mayfair, where he worked for seven years before moving on to start a strategic intelligence consultancy, Latymer Partners, with three partners. Sam is married with three daughters and still manages to find time to play some cricket, indulge in gardening and the occasional round of golf.