Samantha Jackson appointed new Chief Executive of Cooper Associates Group

Taunton-based mortgage brokers Cooper Associates Group has announced that, as part of its planned succession arrangements, Samantha Jackson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. The move sees Lee Cooper move to the position of Chairman of the company.

Samantha joined the company in 2009 and has held a number of roles within the business, including most recently the position of Group Managing Director. Samantha has previously held responsibility for the mortgage division, marketing and compliance.

Lee Cooper founded the business in 2008 and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since the inception of the company.

Samantha Jackson said: “I am thrilled to be leading the business during the next phase of its growth. The transition has been planned for many years, enabling a seamless transfer from Lee to myself.

“The business is in excellent shape and we have some exciting plans on the horizon. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Lee for his outstanding contribution since the company was formed.”

Lee Cooper said: “It has been a privilege to be CEO of the business over the last thirteen years. During this period the company has experienced remarkable success and growth, becoming one of the leading financial advisory practices in the region.

“I am certain Samantha will continue to deliver outstanding results and evolve the business in the years ahead.”