Mr Ken Cooper: Biography

Foundation Governor Ken Cooper, CB, MA is an Old Elizabethan who enjoyed an illustrious career in public service. A Governor since 1999, he chairs the Governing Body’s Staff sub-committee.

Attending the School from 1942–1950, he then did his national service and gained a commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. After reading Modern History at Oxford, he joined the Home Civil Service, working in the Department of Employment.

Various jobs followed, including four years at the Treasury. He was Chief Executive successively at the Employment Service Agency, the Training Services Agency, the Building Employers Association and the British Library.

In retirement, he has undertaken various voluntary roles, including serving with the Housing Association and on Governing Bodies and Admission Appeals Tribunals for schools.