Keith Cochrane

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Keith Cochrane
Born Keith Robertson Cochrane
(1965-02-11) 11 February 1965 (age 52)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Residence Perthshire
Nationality Scottish
Alma mater Glasgow University
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1986–present
Salary £1,621,645
Title Chief executive, Weir Group
Term 2009–present
Predecessor Mark Selway
Successor Incumbent
Children 2

Keith Robertson Cochrane CBE FRSE (born 11 February 1965) is a Scottish businessman, chief executive (CEO) of Weir Group, a British engineering company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland.

Early life[edit]

Born in Edinburgh, Cochrane was educated in Dunblane, Perthshire, and studied accountancy at Glasgow University. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen.[1]


Cochrane was Group Finance Director of Stagecoach Group plc from 1996, becoming Group Chief Executive in 2000. Then from 2003 becoming Group Director of Finance of ScottishPower plc, having joined the power utility in 2003 as Director of Group Financial Reporting.[2]

Then on 2 November 2009 Cochrane became Group Chief Executive of Weir Group plc, having joined Weir as Group Finance Director in July 2006. Cochrane became Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in September 2008.[2]


In March 2016, Cochrane was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's National Academy for science and letters.[3]

Cochrane was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to business in Scotland.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Cochrane lives in Perthshire with his wife and two children. His interests include golf, gardening and watching Scotland play rugby.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Keith Cochrane - Honorary Treasurer". Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Keith Robertson Cochrane : Executive proflie and biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Royal Society of Edinburgh | 2016 Elected Fellows". Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 61608. p. B8. 11 June 2016.