loading...

Council member, Janet Cooper appointed OBE

University of Roehampton Council Member, Janet Cooper has been appointed Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to equality, women's empowerment and employee share ownership in the New Year's Honours list 2017.

Posted: 6 January 2017

image for news story Council member, Janet Cooper appointed OBE

Janet Cooper OBE is a partner and co-founder of law firm Tapestry Compliance LLP, which specialises in global human resources (HR) advice and has a network of over 100 law firms globally. Prior to Tapestry, Janet was one of the first women partners in global law firm Linklaters in 1991 and developed and led their global employee share plans and executive remuneration practice for 20 years.

A keen advocate of education and sharing knowledge, Janet developed the UK's only professional training course in the share plans industry, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators Certificate in Employee Share Plans. She is on many boards in her industry including: Global Equity Organisation where she is Vice Chair, ProShare, the ESOP Centre and the Share Plans Lawyers Organisation, as well as being the legal adviser to the global banks' trade organisation AFME.

Janet is a keen supporter of human rights - particularly women's rights - and has served on the UK board of UNWomen, the United Nation's entity which works for gender equality globally, and GAPS, Gender Action for Peace and Security, which works to enable women to be included in the peace process in conflict zones.

In addition to the work she does across her industry, Janet is also a Trustee of one of the UK's oldest charities, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution).

Janet has been involved with the University of Roehampton since 2008, first on the advisory board of Crucible Centre, then in 2010 on the advisory board of the Business School.

Paul O'Prey CBE, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Roehampton commented, "I am delighted that Janet's many achievements have been recognised in this way. No one deserves it more. The University is very lucky, and very proud, to have her as a trustee and a governor – she makes a terrific contribution to the life of the University and to the many other causes which she supports so generously with her time and expertise."

For more information about Janet and her work, visit the Tapestry website.

more stories »

Latest news

Vice-Chancellor reveals his own university experience

Professor Paul O'Prey CBE, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Roehampton and Chair of the Universities UK (UUK) Longer Term Strategy Group, discusses why his university experience was important to him, saying "For me, it was about being the best I could".

Students graduate alongside Honorary, Sharath Jeevan

London Southbank's Royal Festival Hall played host to Roehampton's Winter Graduation on Monday 23rd January, where 350 graduands celebrated the completion of their studies. Sharath Jeevan, founder and Chief Executive Office of STiR Education, was in attendance as he became an Honorary Doctor of the University.

New research reveals some psychiatric drugs are overprescribed twelvefold

According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.