BILL COOPER, MBA, CMgr, FCMI
Bill is the managing director of the group companies. He is responsible for the vision and leadership of the group. Internally he focuses on company strategy, finance and marketing. Externally, he directs consultancy projects for fresh and software development for Online Mentor.
Bill created Fresh Development Group Ltd (FDG) with Paulo Karat in 2015, to enable the integration of Online Mentor Ltd (Online Mentor) and Fresh Professional Development Ltd (fresh). Bill was the original investor in Online Mentor in 2007, becoming a non executive director in 2011. In 2015 Bill acquired a major shareholding in fresh. In 2016 he integrated the companies’ resources and started to market FDG as a brand that provided professional development training and software to the legal sector.
Prior to the FDG Bill held a number of senior roles, including; Managing Director of Henderson Risk Limited, Managing Director of Kelston Group Ltd, Operations Director of Gilroy Corporate Communications Ltd, Marketing Director of the Army Presentation Team. Preceding this, he was an officer in the Royal Green Jackets.
Bill is also a visiting lecturer at The Bristol Business School, The University of the West of England where he lectures on both strategy and leadership.
Bill has an MBA from the University of the West of England. He is a Chartered Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Post Graduate Diplomas in Finance and Information Technology and has a commission from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.