Sâmir joined the Board in 2017. He is the award winning artistic director of Phizzical, the artistic producer of the UK Asian Film Festival and a producer and mentor to emerging artists. He delivered three large-scale projects during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games including a carnival procession for the Olympic Torch Relay in the East Midlands.
Before he started his arts career in 2003, Samir designed and developed software for touch screen telephones. He developed his creative skills at the National Theatre and was seconded to Royal Shakespeare Company to work on the World Shakespeare Festival. Some of his directing credits include Bring on the Bollywood, Cymbeline, Romeo+Laila, Anjali and the Enchanting Anklets and the Pulitzer Prize nominated play A Perfect Ganesh.