Janet Cooper, Tapestry. Janet is a partner at Tapestry, a global law practice specialising in all aspects of global HR with a network of over 100 law firms. Janet has over 25 years’ experience advising many of the world’s leading companies including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and many others. She advises on corporate governance, the impact of transactions on share plans and the board, practical approaches to global compliance of share plans having advised British Airways on its global plans in 1986 and has been involved in leading developments in the industry since then. She is the legal adviser to global banks’ trade organisation AFME/GFMA on remuneration regulation issues, the Vice Chair of GEO, founder of the only professional qualification available in the UK for share plan professionals, the ICSA Certificate in Employee Share Plans.
Janet has been a lifelong supporter of human rights and holds a number of board appointments with charities working in that area including the Vice President of UNWomen in the UK (the United Nation’s agency which works towards gender equality globally) and on the board of GAPS - Gender Action for Peace and Security (which works with the Foreign Office to involve women in the peace process in countries in conflict) and on the board of Roehampton University.