As CEO of Soldier On, Amy Cooper is a highly skilled executive manager and board director with a wealth of experience. She has held positions spanning health, higher education, employment services, Commonwealth and State Government, Defence, community services, the Not-for-Profit and charity sectors. She has had the privilege to work with some of Australia’s largest and most trusted charities.
Known for her influential strategic leadership, Amy builds high-performing teams through a values-based culture of collaboration and innovation focused on driving growth to transform organisations.
Amy is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Harvard University’s Executive Program. She also holds a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the Australian National University (ANU), a Bachelor of Communications and qualifications in Change Management, Human Resources and Leadership.
Representing Soldier On as a voice for our contemporary veteran community, Amy serves on the Royal Commission into Defence & Veteran Suicide Stakeholder Reference Group, the Australian War Memorial’s Sufferings of War & Service Committee, the Department of Veterans’ Affair’s Ex-Service Organisation Round Table (ESORT) and Veterans’ Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services Program Reference Group (MATES).
In addition to her work with Soldier On, Amy is currently a Board Director for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), the Allied Health Professions Australia peak body, CareWest Foundation, and LiveBetter, one of Australia’s largest community service organisations.
Passionate about high-impact social outcomes, Amy values the opportunity to contribute and give back to the community.
At Soldier On, Amy is pleased to serve the Australian Defence community by strengthening their resilience, providing meaningful purpose and connections to the community, enabling our veterans and their families to thrive.