James Cockroft, Coeus Consulting

Outstanding Achievement Finalist 2019

In his 20 years in consulting, James has built a reputation as a highly effective negotiator and a leading authority on sourcing and outsourcing – trusted by clients to help them create innovative strategies and deliver complex change programmes.

James is a founding director of Coeus Consulting, an IT consultancy that differentiates itself from larger organisations through its hands-on delivery experience and absolute independence from technology vendors.

Even today, James continues to lead from the front, getting hands-on with project delivery while helping to manage Coeus’ growing business and providing leadership and advice for multiple programme teams.

Whether it’s negotiating an infrastructure outsourcing contracts that saves E.ON €55m a year, or leading the migration of Diageo’s global infrastructure services (while reducing operational costs by 60%), James’ track record of delivering value for clients is second to none.

Since co-founding Coeus, James has consistently found major cost and efficiency savings for clients. But even more importantly, he’s been instrumental in creating ground-breaking sourcing strategies that transform client operations and give them a platform for sustainable business growth.