Jul 08, 2019

BGC Group Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Cooper

The Board of BGC is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Cooper as Chief Executive Officer of the Group with effect from 24 June 2019.

Chairman Neil Hamilton said Mr Cooper brings a wealth of experience to BGC’s diversified operations, with a career spanning 25 years.

“We are very pleased to have an experienced CEO of Danny’s calibre join the team and look forward to benefiting from his strategic, commercial, and operational leadership,” Mr Hamilton said.

“The Group continues to build a strong pipeline of long-term work, and is well placed to benefit from improving conditions in the resources, construction and property sectors.

“Danny will play a critical role in ensuring the Group maintains its strong financial performance and achieves operating efficiencies across BGC’s diverse, vertically-integrated business units.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Alan Tate, our continuing CFO, who has ably filled the interim role of acting CEO in recent months.”

Mr Cooper has previously held senior leadership positions with a range of major corporates, most recently as CEO of Hanson UK, a part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, and leading supplier of building materials to the construction industry – with a staff of 3,500 employees and an annual turnover of $2 billion.

Prior roles include as Regional General Manager for Hanson/Pioneer in Australia, including in his home state, Western Australia.

Mr Cooper holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Economics from Murdoch University.

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