Bryan Hooper was born in 1941 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and brought up in London, England.  He attended Christ’s Hospital school and then the Royal College of Science at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, graduating in 1963 with BSc and ARCS degrees.

He joined Imperial Chemical Industries in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in the fibres marketing department and was transferred to Celanese Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1974 as a strategic planning director for Fiber Industries Inc.  In 1978 Bryan moved to New York to become planning director for Celanese Fibers Marketing and then director of International Marketing before leaving in 1986.  He established his own strategic planning and development consultancy before joining McAlinden Associates in New York in 1997 to coach and consult in communication skills, a job which involved him in programs with clients around the world.  He retired at the end of 2015.

Bryan and his wife were married in 1964 after Carol also graduated from Imperial College.  They have lived in Rowayton since 1997 and have two daughters, three grandchildren and two grand-dogs.  Bryan’s interests include theater, film, crosswords and the hopeless cause of supporting Newcastle United of the UK soccer Premier League.