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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.


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 Sourcing lead. She has 12+ years of experience working at various clients in sourcing strategy formalisation and implementation, tender process coordination, vendor management & IT cost optimisation / commercial management initiatives. She has led complex sourcing programmes 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 & implementation in the Utility, Energy & Financial industries.

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. 

Vishal Patel

Vishal is our Technology & Architecture lead. He specialises in helping deliver benefits from Cloud technologies. His experience includes the identification & delivery of IT cost efficiency initiatives, development of technology roadmaps, systems architecture, apps rationalisation & support during divestments. Recently he advised & supported a large European Utilities company with the tender & subsequent migration of contact centres and unified communications services to a new service provider, saving in excess of €60m over the term of the contract.

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.