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OUR PEOPLE

At Coeus, we are confident that our people represent everything that’s great about consultancy.

As a pre-requisite, all our people have industry leading IT knowledge and hands-on experience gained from working inside a wide range of industry sectors and business types.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ben Barry

Ben is a business and IT transformation professional with over 20 years' experience in consulting and management roles. Previously he was Director, CIO Advisory at KPMG, and has also held roles at Xantus Consulting and Capgemini. He has coached and led senior clients on strategy development through to transformation and benefits delivery. 

James Cockroft

James is an IT outsourcing and transformation professional, and his experience includes 20 years as a consultant with companies such as KPMG, Xantus Consulting and Mason. James has a proven track record in advising and coaching organisations on large complex global outsourcing deals, IT transformation and strategy.

Rob Walker

Rob has extensive experience in the IT industry, with a rounded blend of leadership in end user organisations and consultancy, and has held the role of IS Transformation Director at both Diageo and Serco. Over the last 12 years, he has lead a number of 1st and 2nd generation transition and transformation programmes that helped drive large change initiatives.

OUR EXPERTS

Shakti Mohapatra

Shakti is our Data & Analytics lead. He has a broad set of skills that are vital in driving data-driven transformation. He brings 15 years of diverse experience in a number of advisory and industry leadership roles. He helps clients embrace change to unlock long-term business benefits, underpinned by technology and data excellence. Having operated on both the technology and business sides of data transformation programmes, Shakti sees robust data capabilities as drivers of competitive advantage for organisations irrespective of their size. He shares a deep interest in topics such as automation, analytics and blockchain based use-cases.

Michael Ward

Michael is our Commercial Management lead. He has developed industry-leading research into the drivers of IT value, and his work has won the Global Sourcing Association’s “Award for Value Creation”. He has more than 25 years experience in IT and specialises in helping organisations drive and improve value from its IT investments. He is passionate about commercialising IT and transforming the role of IT in the modern enterprise. He has built cost models for some of the largest global organisations, and used this transparency to identify and deliver cost savings of up to 30% in some cases. View his approach to IT Cost Transparency here.

Reka Pecsi

Reka is our Service Integration & Operational Excellence lead. She brings 12 years of experience in delivering SIAM operating models and specialises in service management and operational reviews. She has "hands on" experience of large-scale multi-vendor service delivery operations managing internal and external resources in the Utility, Energy & Financial industries. Reka is also skilled in the development and delivery of business and technology strategy, EBITDA/ ROI objectives for major programmes, managing the stakeholders and defining metrics to forecast and monitoring the benefits in development / transformation results.

Kerry Osborne

Kerry is our Change Management lead and was shortlisted for 'Young Consultant of the Year' (MCA Awards, 2019). She is a passionate portfolio manager whose experience comes from leading large teams in the delivery of multi-million-pound Change Programmes. She has experience working in challenging environments delivering national critical infrastructure, applications and services. Recently, Kerry has managed large Sourcing programmes & been central to the entire lifecycle of the programmes: sourcing, tender, definition & delivery. 

Ian Foster

Ian is our Technology & Architecture lead. He has strong experience in executing large technology tenders, covering requirements creation and management; Total Cost Ownership and Return On Investment creation and analysis. He combines technical requirements and commercial value to deliver solution decisions for key business value. Ian specialises in helping organisations deliver benefits from application development, commercial, technology and product architecture, and enjoys working in emerging areas with new and unfamiliar technology and changing environments.

Simon Walker

Simon is our Operating Model lead. He shapes and delivers large global IT programmes, aligning business objectives with IT capability. He has driven IT/IS strategy and operational enhancement for numerous global clients, having the ability to interpret business drivers, driving out suitable project portfolios and ultimately delivering programmes against tight timescales and budgets. Simon has successfully introduced and improved Agile capabilities for a variety of clients, introducing efficient DevOps and Digital based solutions. 

Atul Dogra

Atul is our Sourcing lead. He is a leading authority on developing and executing technology services sourcing strategy for his clients, supporting complex vendor selection and contract negotiation programmes. He has supported a large number of clients, across both public and private sectors, by executing some of the most complex and challenging sourcing programmes that have resulted in multi-million-pounds of savings. 

Bhavika Depala

Bhavika is our Business Architecture lead. She uses her extensive experience to help clients unlock value business models and to support them with complex architecture and business transformation initiatives. Working at CxO level, recent achievements include developing the business technology vision, and driving process & legacy systems transformation, for a household logistics client delivering benefits worth c. £4m.