Mr. Cooke has a wealth of experience counting 35 years as a Broker, Auctioneer, Tea Taster and a Valuer with nearly 20 years of his work experience gained at Forbes and Walker Ltd. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Forbes & Walker Ltd and Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers (Pvt) Ltd.He also served as the Chairman of Colombo Brokers’ Association and as a Director of Sri Lanka Tea Board. At present, Mr. Cooke is a member of the Sri Lanka Tea Council and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, Promotion & Marketing Committee.
Mr. Cooke is a Founder Director of Siyaka (Pvt) Ltd and Founder Deputy Chief Executive Officer Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC. He is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC.