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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.


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.


Michael Ward

Michael is our Commercial Management lead. He has developed industry-leading research into drivers of IT value & his work has won the Global Sourcing Association’s “Award for Value Creation”. He 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 business. 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%.

Shakti Mohapatra

Shakti is our Data & Analytics lead. He is an experienced Data & Analytics Strategy, Data Governance, IT Operating Model, IT strategy and business consulting professional. His experience lies within IT advisory and industry leadership roles, including Amazon, Hitachi and Wipro. Working with blue-chip clients in the FMCG, retail, telecom, financial services and automotive sectors, Shakti has helped secure significant cost savings via the adoption of new technology, automation and digital enablement strategies.

Diana Murguia-Barrios

Diana is our Sourcing lead. She is an experienced management professional with over 8 years' experience in strategy & business planning, process & operational improvement, and sourcing & vendor management for private and public sector clients. Diana is proficient at working in fast-paced and dynamic environments and dealing with complex technical matters. She has excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills and an ability to identify and address clients’ business needs.

Simon Walker

Simon is our Operating Model lead. Simon has shaped and delivered some of the largest global IT programmes, aligning business objectives with IT capability. This has involved using his strategic consulting skills to fully define business drivers and IT operational experience to deliver suitable operating models. He has driven IT/IS strategy and operational enhancement for global clients, interpreting business drivers, driving out suitable project portfolios and ultimately delivering the programmes against tight timescales and budgets.

Pranav Vaidya

Pranav is our Technology & Architecture lead.  He has over 15 years of diverse experience in technology-led business transformation and global software development and delivery. He has a strong commercial mind backed by technology driven vision to convert end user requirements into strategic and cost-effective technology solutions. Working at CxO level Pranav has designed and delivered IT strategy and roadmap helping organisations deliver value from their app development & technology architecture.

Andrew Patterson

Andrew is our Change Management lead. His experience comes through both large transformation programs and agile delivery. With years of experience acting as both a scrum master in a traditional agile programmes, and as a 'master' scrum master in a scaled agile environment, he helps deliver change while supporting the required learning and coaching that is required for true business change. His strengths include data analysis, process mapping, agile development and stakeholder management. 

Alex Millard

Alex is our Service Integration & Operational Excellence lead. His expertise is in delivering IT Transformations, specialising in SIAM operating models, service management and operational reviews. Alex is highly skilled at identifying opportunities, developing business cases and generating support with business stakeholders at C-Level. His experience includes the creation of business architecture and Target Operating Models & delivering programme management to integrate new services & systems.

Danielle Pearson

Danni is our Business Architecture lead. She is an experienced consultant, having honed her skills from working at large consulting firms such as Accenture and Deloitte and from her time as an in-house strategic consultant for a global education charity. She is passionate about supporting businesses to adapt to change and empowering them to own their roadmaps to success. She has experience across the lifecycle from strategy to execution, supporting clients across multiple industries.

Gaurav Jain

Gaurav is our Mergers, Acquistions & Divestments lead. He helps clients navigate the complex area of pre and post deal IT planning, sourcing, business case, due diligence, and technical integration. He has recently supported clients undertaking multiple divestures, mergers and acquisitions, helping them complete deals and deliver on key benefits tagged to IT business cases. Gaurav has over 20 years of blue-chip IT programme management experience working with senior leaders to deliver major technology and change programmes.