Mr Ian Cooper

Independent Governor / Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
Ian Cooper


Independent Governor / Chair of Audit & Risk Committee


Appointed governor in December 2016

Ian graduated from Hatfield College, Durham University, and followed a career in Accountancy becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.  Ian was a partner with Smith & Williamson holding a number of roles including head of the Bristol office Assurance business and Bristol Professional Practices Group. He was also Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee responsible for oversight of the all assurance services provided by the firm.

As a partner his client portfolio was extensive, ranging from professional practices, charities and owner managed businesses through to companies listed on the stock market.

Ian took early retirement in 2015 and now works with a number of charities when not pursuing his interest in classic cars and all things motoring. Ian is married with one son and lives in Bath.

He currently is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee