Cr Sam Ngai grew up in Roseville and attended Roseville Public School. His wife Kathryn also grew up in Roseville and they now live in East Lindfield with two young daughters.
Cr Ngai holds degrees in Software Engineering and Accounting, and he is in his final year of study for Master of Laws (Environmental Law and Sustainable Development) and Master of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Order of Merit). He currently works in the risk, policy and governance team of an ASX Top 40 company, and he brings his insights on governance and transparency to the Council.
Cr Ngai was elected to council in 2017. As a Councillor, he currently serves as a member of Ku-ring-gai’s Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee and as an LGNSW appointed board member of StateCover Mutual, a specialised workers health and safety insurer for the local government sector. He previously served as a member of the Sydney North Planning Panel, as vice-president of the Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC), as a member of Ku-ring-gai’s Flood Risk Committee and Deputy Mayor.
In the community, Cr Ngai serves in the youth ministry at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Roseville East, as the secretary at KYDS Youth Development Service in Lindfield, and as the president at East Lindfield Community Preschool. Prior to his time on council he also served as a deacon at a church in East Lindfield and led several Scripture Union mission teams in country NSW.
In this Council term Cr Ngai was appointed to:
- Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee.
- Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (NSROC) - Delegate.
- Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service Inc Management Committee (KYDS) - Delegate.