WATM | November 2014
By Russell McKinnon
Working in the family transport business is a far cry from fish farming. Hale Preston-Samson is a young man on a mission with a deep sense of family loyalty.
The Samson name has a strong family business history in WA, which stretches back to 1829 when Lionel Samson established his company in Fremantle — a company that is still today in family hands.
Sadleirs Logistics was first started by Ralph Crompton Sadleir in 1895 as a customs agency, and was purchased by the Samson family in the 1940s, later becoming a transport company under the managing directorship of Frederick Lionel Samson (Hale’s grandfather).
Hale had not intended going into Sadleirs Logistics in quite such an involved role or such an early age— where father Steve was involved in some capacity since he was a boy. Hale studied a mixed commerce science double degree at university. “My studies were quite diverse, not positioning myself to get into the transport industry. “From a very young age I wanted to get into aquaculture, which initially led me to university…
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This article is from the November issue of the WA Transport Magazine which is available directly from the publisher – Angry Chicken Publishing.