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Lee Cooper

Lee Cooper

Associate Director

Lee Cooper is an Associate Director at CMA, combining his Executive Search brief across the CMA office network with a management remit for the Bournemouth and wider Dorset region. Specialising in the search and selection of Chairman, Non–Executive Directors , Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors, Lee works closely with clients to identify the leadership and boardroom talent they need to enable their businesses to thrive.

His association with CMA goes back over two decades, when he was a Partner in our Sister Consultancy, Progress; a Bournemouth based Accountancy Recruitment Specialist. He has a recruitment career spanning his own businesses, as well has having worked for FTSE 250 and S&P 500 recruitment practices. A former Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Wessex, Lee has served on the Business Advisory Committee at Bournemouth University Business School and has also undertaken Non-Executive / Advisory roles.

Away from work, Lee cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline of sports pitches around the country whilst supporting his children. He can also be found running and mountain biking through the New Forest, injuries permitting. Secretly he still harbours ambitions to be a premiership footballer but is unwilling to admit that time may be against him!

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