Tony Cooper

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Tony Cooper is a former board member of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and a former chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).


Described as a 'former senior trades union official with nuclear industry connections', he was appointed to the NIA in July 2002. [1] For over ten years Cooper was both Joint General Secretary of Prospect and Chairman of the Electricity Supply Trades Union Council. He was also Chairman of the Trade Unions for Safe Nuclear Energy.

Cooper was also a member of the Department of Trade and Industry's Energy Advisory Panel, a ministerial appointment for which he received remuneration of £1,000 a year. [1] [2]

He is the father of former Labour minister Yvette Cooper (now Shadow Home Secretary) and the father-in-law of Shadow Chancellor and Labour MP Ed Balls.

He joined the NDA board in 2004 and completed his final term of office on 31 December 2011.[3] [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, NDA Biographies, Tony Cooper, archived in Wayback Machine web archive 1 January 2006, accessed February 2009, accessed 10 September 2012
  2. Tony Cooper Commissioner, NDA website
  3. Debretts, Tony Cooper, undated, accessed 15 October 2012
  4. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Annual Report & Accounts 2011/2012, accessed 16 July 2012