James Cooper joins Gate One from EY as a Principal

06 August 2015 Consultancy.uk

Gate One has boosted its capability to deliver Business Transformation programmes with the appointment of former EY Senior Manager James Cooper. The addition of Cooper is in line with the firm’s ambitious growth plan of becoming a nationally-recognised management consulting firm.

James Cooper started his career at EY as Associate in 2004 after graduating from the University of Nottingham in Digital Business & E-commerce. In 2008, Cooper was promoted to Senior Consultant and in 2010 to Manager. His latest role at the firm, which he held from 2013 onwards, was that of Senior Manager in the firm’s advisory service line. During his 11 year career at EY, Cooper worked both in the UK and Australia with a range of multi-national organisations, including with the Government of Victoria to revolutionise the way millions of transactions are delivered to the public.

James Cooper - Gate One

Cooper brings his more than a decade worth of experience and knowledge in Portfolio and Programme Management to his new role as Principal at Gate One, boosting the firm’s capability to deliver some of the UK’s most complex Business Transformation programmes. According to the consulting firm, Cooper’s hire will allow it to continue its ambition growth plan to “become a nationally-recognised management consultancy with revenues of more than £10 million and a team of 50 consultants within 5 years.”

Commenting on his appointment, Cooper says: “I am really pleased to be joining Gate One and look forward to the challenges that a smaller consultancy brings. Their fresh approach to consulting engagements along with their entrepreneurial culture were two key factors in my decision to join.”

Getting recognised
Gate One’s Managing Director Tim Phillips was recently named Director of the Year by leading business network  IoD, and the firm has been nominated two Lloyds Bank National Business Awards: the Vonage Business Enabler of the Year Award and the New Business Award.

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