Sam Corcoran is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Since May 2019 he has been the Leader of Cheshire East Council. The council has set out its aims of being Open, Fair and Green – moving to a committee system of governance, tackling health inequalities and committing to being carbon neutral by 2025, one of the most ambitious targets in the country. Sam also co-chaired the Cheshire & Warrington Sustainable & Inclusive Growth Commission.
From 1993-1996 Sam worked in Kenya with the Volunteer Missionary Movement, teaching in a secondary school and working with aid agencies on accounting systems.
Sam was first elected onto Cheshire East Council in May 2011 and served for many years on its Audit & Governance Committee. He is also a director of Achilles Accountancy Ltd, Helen Corcoran Ltd, Love Music Trust and through his role as Vice President of the County Councils Network is a director of ACC Properties Ltd.