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BGC Group chooses new CEO

BGC Group has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, who will start in the role on 24 June.

Daniel Cooper was selected by the BGC Group board for the position and brings a wealth of experience to the company’s diversified operations, according to chairman Neil Hamilton.

“The group continues to build a strong pipeline of long-term work and is well placed to benefit from improving conditions in the resources, construction and property sectors,” Hamilton said.

“Danny will play a critical role in ensuring the group maintains its strong financial performance and achieves operating efficiencies across BGC’s diverse, vertically-integrated business units.

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“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Alan Tate, our continuing CFO, who has ably filled the interim role of acting CEO in recent months.”

Cooper has previously held senior leadership positions with a range of businesses, most recently as CEO of building material supplier Hanson UK.

He was also previously the Regional General Manager for Hanson/Pioneer in Australia, in his home state of Western Australia.

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