Sue Cooper is Head of Social Investment at St John’s Hospital, a leading almshouse charity based in Bath and originally established in 1174.
The charity makes small grants to individuals in financial crisis and larger grants to organisations working with disadvantaged people and communities in and around Bath. Sue has led the development of St John’s £4m social investment programme, which was launched in September 2014.
Previously Sue worked as CEO of Prometheus Finance, a social banking group in Wellington, New Zealand. She has extensive management, banking and social lending experience, working for Barclays Bank for over 20 years before joining Triodos Bank and leading the development of its lending to charities and social enterprises.