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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.

Laura Wood

Laura is our Service Integration lead. She is a highly versatile Service Management professional with extensive experience in consulting across multiple sectors to deliver cultural and technical change in clients’ service management environments, specialising in complex, multi-vendor environments. Excellent communication skills and an ability to understand clients’ underlying business challenges have enabled many successful engagements. Adept at both leading and participating in multi-functional teams to deliver complex business change outcomes. Laura is an ITIL V3 qualified manager and certified Lean practitioner.

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 Sourcing lead. She has 12+ years of experience working at various clients in sourcing strategy formalisation and implementation, tender process coordination, vendor management and IT cost optimisation / commercial management initiatives. She has led complex sourcing programmes for clients both in the United Kingdom and globally. She has "hands on" experience of large-scale sourcing developments including sourcing strategy development for innovative technologies, sourcing programme plan and delivery, complex cost optimisation assessment and implementation in the Utility, Energy and Financial industries.

Kerry Osborne

Kerry is our Change Management lead. 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 a number of challenging environments delivering national critical infrastructure, applications and services. Most recently Kerry has managed large Sourcing programmes and been central to the entire lifecycle of the programmes: sourcing, tender, definition and delivery. She has received praise on her ability to build relationships quickly with key stakeholders and was shortlisted for 'Young Consultant of the Year' (MCA Awards, 2019).

Vishal Patel

Vishal is our Technology & Architecture lead. He supports clients in addressing their IT and business challenges, specialising in helping deliver benefits from Cloud technologies. His experience includes the identification and delivery of IT cost efficiency initiatives, development of technology roadmaps, systems architecture, applications rationalisation and support during divestments. Recent achievements include advising and supporting a large European Utilities company with the tender and subsequent migration of their contact centres and unified communications services to a new service provider, saving in excess of €60m over the term of the contract.

Ash Talreja

Ashwani is our Cyber Security lead. He has rich experience across various cyber security domains, helping organisations ensure that cyber security risks that exist around people, process and technology are appropriately monitored, managed and improved. He holds multiple professional certifications and has served clients through many of the large consultancy firms. He specialises in cyber security maturity assessments, infrastructure architecture and security reviews, cyber security audits and building vulnerability management capabilities.

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.