Peter Cooper incorporated Cooper Financial Connections Pty Ltd in December 2002 after leaving a successful career in the banking industry. With over twenty-seven years experience in banking and having worked for Australian, American and British banks during that period, Peter Cooper is ideally qualified and suited to offer clients this unique service.
Peter is the former Chairman of the Queensland State Advisory Board for the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF), a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the AIBF and the Australian Institute of Management as well as an Associate Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. Peter was previously a non-Executive Director with the not-for-profit organization, Industry & Commerce, Employment & Training Group Ltd (ICET).
Peter is a leading figure in banking and finance circles in Queensland, a fact that has been acknowledged by him being awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for services to the banking industry. Peter has built up an impressive contact list of business associates and on many occasions has been asked to speak on banking issues by organizations and various Government bodies including the Tourism section of the Department of State Development.
Aston Associates, a well-known American consultancy group, was engaged by St. George Bank to undertake a comprehensive redesign of all of St. George’s businesses. Oliver Sommer, Managing Director of Aston Associates wrote of Peter’s abilities, “ I have, over the past seven years, worked in six similar engagements in the United States and Australia and believe Peter’s performance as part of Best Bank in terms of leadership, ability to motivate and engage staff, business acumen in identifying and proposing solutions, and acting as a positive change agent, place him among the best individuals I have worked with.”
As Managing Director of Cooper Financial Connections, Peter is in a position to facilitate that area of the finance market that is currently under serviced and with his proven track record and business associates, can offer a wide range of client services for people looking for integrity in their business partner and prosperity in their business dealings.
As a testimony to this success, Peter then set up a joint venture on the Sunshine Coast with the long established and highly regarded property firm Henzells Agency Pty Ltd. Now the company operates independently as Cooper Financial Connections (Sunshine Coast) Pty Ltd (CFC -SC) and more recently has expanded further into Sydney and the ACT providing residents with an unparalleled level of service and expertise in this area of business.