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. Our consultants are drawn from a mix of backgrounds: client-side, consultancy and service providers .

However, what really matters to us is that they thrive on immersing themselves in new challenges, identifying opportunities, creating solutions and building collaborative relationships with clients. And that, throughout their engagements, all discussion, explanation and advice is communicated in clear, concise and relatable language.

But, irrespective of the scale or nature of the challenge, their ultimate reward is always the same - to see their advice translated into tangible, sustainable success for their client.

Executive Team

Being accessible and approachable is at the heart of the Coeus ethos, so please feel free to contact any member of our Executive Team to discuss how we could help you meet your specific challenges.

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

Matthew Headford

Matthew is our Digital Transformation lead. He is a highly skilled technology leader, with over 15 years of experience in managing large, multi-disciplinary teams alongside technology to deliver high value results.

Simon Reynolds

Simon is our Change Delivery lead. He is a highly skilled and versatile senior transformation leader with experience of managing large programmes that deliver strategic priorities across diverse industry sectors.

James Cockroft

James is the Commercial Management lead. He specialises in advising large global corporate organisations on IT sourcing, strategy and transformation programmes across the whole spectrum of services and technologies.

John Gorrell

John is the Sourcing lead. He is a chartered management accountant with over 25 years’ experience in financial management, ITO, BPO and operational effectiveness improvement, spanning both private and public sectors.

Ben Barry

Ben is the Mergers and Divestures lead. He is an experienced IT leader with over 20 years in consulting and management. Ben has coached and led senior clients on strategy development through to transformation and benefits delivery.

Rob Walker

Rob is the Risk Management and Avoidance lead. He has extensive experience in the IT industry, with a rounded blend of leadership in end user organisations and consultancy.

Michael Ward

Michael is our Service Integration & Operational Excellence lead. He has 20 years’ experience of leading assignments across multiple industries. He specialises in IT Strategy and Organisational Design and IT Service Management.

Ian Foster

Ian is our Technology Management and Adoption lead. Ian’s career in IT spans over 20 years, including application development, commercial, technology and product architecture roles. He enjoys working in emerging areas with new technology and changing environments.