David Cooper

Position: Chief Transformation & Technology Officer

David has held a number of CIO and Group Transformation roles in both the telecommunications, energy and facilities management sectors and has extensive experience at the most senior company levels. Before joining Mitie he held the role of Group CIO at Centrica and prior to that was the British Gas CIO. In both roles he initiated and drove extensive technology and organisational rationalisations and transformations.

Previously, he worked as the CIO at TalkTalk, again driving rationalisation and business change across a number of acquired broadband businesses. He was the CTO of mobile phone company 3 during the launch period and for several years afterwards, which presented a different challenge of rapid growth and innovation. In this role he also transformed and ran the call centre, debt collections and retention sales.

David has wide-ranging technology experience and spent his earlier career leading R&D teams in various fields. He holds a PhD in Physics.