Lucy Cooper

After gaining a law degree from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Marketing  from the University of Strathclyde, Lucy began her career at Scottish Television before a move to London and the exciting world of post production. Her 20+ years of experience spans a variety of creative companies across broadcast, film and television post production and physical special effects.

In 2008, she joined the highly acclaimed VFX software developer Foundry, where she spent 8 years as a key member of the team that grew the company from 30 passionate people into a 330+ strong company.  During her time at Foundry, their software won two Sci-Tech Awards from the Academy of Motion Arts and Science and was used on every film awarded the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects since 2011.

Lucy joined Union in April 2016.  As Managing Director, she’s responsible for executing the company’s strategic vision, including business operations, people and new ventures, while ensuring that their strong people culture and creative identity continues to flourish.

Lucy is passionate about encouraging inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity within the VFX industry and is a Director of Animated Women UK and ACCESS:VFX. She also completed Cranfield School of Management’s “Women as Leaders” programme.