The Klok Advisory Team

Our principal

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Sam Sangster
Managing Director

Sam is an experienced business leader and trusted advisor with a rare combination of major government infrastructure project leadership and commercial development delivery experience. Sam is one of the most highly experienced and best known infrastructure delivery leaders in Australia, with an enviable reputation for achieving outcomes in complex and ambiguous arenas. He has highly-regarded insights in managing political risk whilst balancing public policy outcomes, public value maximisation and commercial returns in delivering private sector investment in public-private ventures.

Sam holds formal qualifications as a lawyer, accountant and company director, and has extensive senior executive experience with some of Australia’s leading ASX listed companies and in several state government delivery organisations. These include being:

  • the inaugural CEO of the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority – taking the Western Sydney Aerotropolis concept from inception, selling the vision to the world, curating a highly successful investment attraction program, negotiating funding & delivery of city-shaping infrastructure such as the Western Sydney Airport Metro, driving rezoning of more than 6,500ha for appropriate uses and establishing the pathway for construction of the Aerotropolis
  • Chief Executive of NSW Health Infrastructure – delivering in excess of A$10b of health assets over more than 90 projects across NSW, developing and implementing the highly successful Health & Education Precinct strategy in collaboration with the Greater Sydney Commission, and growing the HI development pipeline from A$3b to more than $14b
  • CEO (and before that a series of senior executive roles) of VicUrban/Places Victoria – delivering more than A$2.6b of commercial development in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct in conjunction with Australia’s leading property developers, together with delivering more than 40 urban regeneration and mixed use/residential greenfields projects across Victoria

Outside of work Sam is an avid scuba diver, a published sports, architecture and cityscape photographer, is passionate about the inclusion of arts & culture into infrastructure and property projects, and is a very keen follower of Australian Rules Football.

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Selected experiences

Precincts & Development Origination

Infrastructure Project Delivery

Public-Private Partnerships & Project Funding

  • Lead commercial advisor for UNSW’s Health Translation Hub
  • Lead commercial advisor for Victoria University’s Footscray Park Health Innovation Centre project
  • Lead commercial advisor to NSW Health & University of Sydney on Camperdown’s Sydney Biomed Accelerator
  • Northern Beaches Hospital PPP
  • Royal North Shore Hospital PPP commercial/issues resolution
  • Royal North Shore Hospital PPP – led state-side of sale from RBS to AMP Capital
  • Mater Newcastle PPP – service & pricing reset
  • Orange Health Service PPP- commercial negotiations with proponent for expansion and services
  • Long Bay Jail MH Facility PPP – commercial negotiations over construction defects
  • Developed NSW program for further operational hospital sourcing

Strategy, Engagement & People

  • NSW Government – major infrastructure entity corporate strategy & business planning
  • Major professional services firm – government panel tender development advice
  • Securing anchor commitments for 20 major global organisations at Western Sydney Aerotropolis
  • Developed and implemented strategy in wide range of public and private organisations
  • Track record of building and developing highly engaged teams with a strong cultures, structured to implement strategy
  • Complex stakeholder management including complex stakeholder groups in health
  • Leading community and media engagement on contentious developments including Tweed Hospital redevelopment, Randwick precinct development
  • Instigator and panel member for development of Arts in Health framework for NSW Health

Our Customer Services Manager

Kristy Power
Customer Services Manager

Kristy has helped a range of businesses thrive and grow, with an outstanding focus on customer service and can-do approach. She is highly experienced in working with business leaders and boards and in ensuring business operations and events run seamlessly.

Originally trained as a nurse and having spent time working in pallative care nursing, Kristy brings great affinity to the work Klok Advisory does in the health and hospital sector.

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Klok Advisory has a strong and highly skilled national network of affiliates that assist in the delivery of client work on an as-needed basis.

Some of the fields in which these affiliates are particularly skilled include:

  • infrastructure project management & delivery
  • construction management
  • property development
  • property valuations
  • property marketing
  • town planning
  • legal
  • architecture
  • arts & culture
  • engineering services 
  • commercial & financial analysis
  • economic appraisals
  • business case BCR development
  • value assessment & value capture
  • government engagement
  • stakeholder engagement & communications
  • investment attraction
  • direct foreign investment