Steven Cooper

SpecialityGroup CEO of C.Hoare & Co

Steven is the Group CEO of C. Hoare & Co, a leading UK Private Bank. 

Previously Steven was a Senior Executive at Barclays where he held a number of executive positions including CEO Barclaycard Business (the leading global payments franchise), CEO Personal Banking for UK & Europe and CEO UK Business Banking. He also led on Community Investment and Diversity programmes for the UK.  

Steven has extensive international experience; he has lived and worked across Africa, USA, Europe and India.

Steven is Chair of Experian UK; in addition, he serves as a NED of the listed recruitment firm Robert Walters PLC and a private equity backed payments business.  

Steven is a passionate advocate for social mobility; he is a regular speaker and media commentator on the issue.  He is Co-Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, the body responsible for promoting social mobility in the UK.

Steven has served on a variety of Boards, his previous appointments include Teach First, Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Government SME task force, FCA Practitioner Panel and Sussex Royal Foundation. 

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. In 2019 Steven was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Herriot Watt University for services to Banking and Social Mobility. Earlier this year Steven was named Banking CEO of the year by Today Magazine.  

Steven lives in London with his wife Pavita and their four children.

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