Samantha Strachan


Sam is a certified economic development practitioner passionate about people, communities, and the environments they intersect with. She has extensive experience in local government and its operating environment, working at Liverpool City Council and working on the delivery of the Western Sydney City Deal.

As part of Liverpool City Council’s economic development team, Sam helped design and facilitate the delivery of a grants program that supported 50 local businesses to the value of $172,000 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also facilitated partnerships with many small businesses, startups, chambers of commerce, advocacy groups, universities, and research institutions.

Sam brings her project management and stakeholder engagement experience to Astrolabe Group and is a member of Economic Development Australia.

Sam is equally as busy outside of work. She enjoys learning new languages, weekly improv classes, curating content for her feminist book club and volunteering for organisations that support women and her local community.