Steven Cooper CBE is the CEO of Aldermore Group, a leading specialist lending and savings bank.
Previously Steven was CEO of C.Hoare & Co and prior to that a Senior Executive at Barclays where he held a number of executive positions including CEO of Personal Banking for UK & Europe and CEO UK Business Banking.
Steven is Chair of Experian UK, a NED of the recruitment firm Robert Walters PLC and he was a Co-Chair of the Social Mobility Commission until 2021.
He is a passionate advocate for social mobility; he is a regular speaker and media commentator on the issue and has recently joined forces with former Cabinet Minister Justine Greening to form the Equality of Opportunity Coalition.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Herriot Watt University and made a Commander of the British Empire – both for services to Banking and Social Mobility.
Steven’s leadership top tip is to encourage leaders to think about those moments where they’ve had a particularly tough period at work and reflect on the actions they took that helped them navigate through it. These difficult moments are great learning experiences and leaders can benefit hugely from transferring some of the skills they’ve developed in really tough times, across to how they operate as a leader in more normal times.
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