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Janet Cooper OBE

Tapestry Compliance

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Tapestry Compliance

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Janet is a partner at Tapestry, a leading law firm specialising in all aspects of global share plans and HR with a network of over 100 law firms.

Janet has over 25 years' experience advising many of the world's leading companies including advising British Airways on its global plans in 1986 and has been involved in leading developments in the industry since then. She is the legal adviser to global banks' trade organisation AFME/GFMA on remuneration regulation issues, has been on the GEO board since the beginning and was Vice Chair of GEO for over 10 years, founder of the only professional qualification available in the UK for share plan professionals, the ICSA Certificate in Employee Share Plans.

Janet has been a lifelong supporter of human rights and has held a number of board appointments with charities working in that area including the Vice President of UNWomen in the UK (the United Nation's agency which works towards gender equality globally) 2009-2015, and on the board of GAPS - Gender Action for Peace and Security (which works with the Foreign Office to involve women in the peace process in countries in conflict) and on the board of Roehampton University. Janet was recognised in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition for her 'Services to equality, women's empowerment and employee share ownership'. The firm she founded has also been honoured and awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise this year.