Dr. Tom Cooper
Faculty of Business Administration
Dr. Tom Cooper hails from St. John’s; he graduated from Memorial in 1993 with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a bachelor of commerce (co-op). For the last 15 years, though, he has studied and worked in the United Kingdom, first as a PhD student at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, and later, as a senior manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Performance Improvement Consulting practice where he got used to wearing business suits every day.
Now, as one of the Faculty of Business Administration’s newest assistant professors, he said he’s “getting used to the cold again,” but still wears a business suit to work every day.
Dr. Cooper has a plethora of diverse experiences under his belt. After he completed his PhD in business ethics at just 27 years old, he was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers and, since then, his experiences have ranged from teaching at Memorial’s Harlow campus to setting privacy standards for members of the House of Commons in the U.K.
In London, Dr. Cooper worked as a senior consultant with clients throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, primarily in the area of compliance and regulatory risk within the financial services sector. He also worked on a large number of international projects for clients on compliance and regulatory process improvements around areas such as data protection and privacy.
Dr. Cooper’s research is primarily focused on the interplay between governance, risk, and compliance and their effects on corporate responsibility as well as accountability. At Memorial, he lectures at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of strategic management and business and society.
by Olivia Heaney