Steve Sampson is former Northern and Scottish Editor of The Sun Newspaper, a Director of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail as well as Business Insider. He was a launch presenter of Radio5 Live, founder of First Press Publishing and contributes to the BBC. He is an investor/ owner across a series of digital initiatives and a media advisor.
Educated at Loretto near Edinburgh, his father was a cornerstone industrialist in the creation of the Hillington Industrial Estate near Glasgow. A London Scot, he was capped for Scotland, captained The Barbarians, flew Spitfires in the war reaching the rank of Wing Commander. His mother Margaret was a spy with MI6.