Moss Cooper

Moss Cooper


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Throughout my career I have been lucky enough to work with many extraordinary organisations to help them clarify where they want to go and, most importantly, how they are going to get there: through business planning and campaign planning. I have also been fortunate enough to have been able to bring about lasting change as a funder of transformational capital projects that delivered huge public benefit. Philanthropy has always played a central role.

I have lived on three different continents and have seen philanthropy in action all over the world. It manifests itself in different ways in different cultures and societies. While I was at Columbia University I learnt the extraordinary role that it plays in peoples lives in the USA and how philanthropy can transform the lives of individuals.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Bradford Literature Festival
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • Garvan Research Foundation
  • Griffith University
  • Jesus College, Oxford
  • Lumbini Buddhist Museum
  • Magdalen College School
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Saltire Society Trust
  • The University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Wollongong


  • Strategy and vision
  • Organisational development
  • Major gifts
  • Campaign planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Regeneration projects
  • Solicitation planning
  • Managing partnerships
  • Philanthropic advisor
  • Experience of fundraising in both the USA and the UK

Before More

  • Director of Development at Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford
  • Associate Director of International Development at Warwick University
  • Associate Dean, School of the Arts at Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Director of Capital (National Lottery) Arts Council England

Outside More

  • Whenever I can, I go to the Yorkshire Dales. I love walking, particularly the fells
  • I swim when I can
  • Long-standing love affair with New York City
  • Very active in the arts, particularly the theatre, museums and galleries
  • I have a keen interest in the UK’s industrial archeology and 1950’s classic cars