Andrew Cooper

Mr Andrew Cooper

Appointed By: Secretary of State for the Environment

Address: Church Farm, Haccombe, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SJ

Telephone: (01626) 872310

Email: andrew.cooper@dartmoor.gov.uk

Committees and Panels:
National Park Authority; Development Management Committee; Park Management Working Panel; Planning and Sustainable Working Panel; Dartmoor Trust; Standards Committee; Audit & Governance Committee; Dartmoor Commoners Council; Postbridge Visitor Centre Working Group

Biographical Details

Andrew was born and brought up in Devon.  A biologist by training he made a career as an author, broadcaster and award winning television producer with the BBC Natural History Unit.  His films featured Dartmoor many times.  He also served as a NHS Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair of a top performing Foundation Trust hospital.  As the Chair of a leading county wildlife trust and trustee and director of other organisations, he gained considerable experience at board level in public, charity and commercial businesses.  He owns a farm with views to Dartmoor, is an NFU member and has lobbied for a better deal for upland farmers.  A popular speaker, he lectures at local universities and worldwide.  Interested in archaeology and history, he is passionate about the environment of Devon and Dartmoor especially.