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Cogent clients benefit from an extensive network of top class professionals across a variety of specialist fields. We collaborate with a small number of thought leaders and experts in learning and development, M&A and business transformation. We have worked together for years and we share a passion for quality, rigour and discipline. Our combined experience of working across geographies, industries and clients inspires us to want to support even more current and future leaders from our practice, the Cogent Partnership Group.

Professor Marcus Alexander

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship of The London Business School

Kevin’s deep belief in the value of Business Counsel led him to engage Professor Marcus Alexander, Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship of The London Business School, as his own Counsel. Marcus introduced Kevin to LBS, where he’s been a valued guest speaker on their Mergers & Acquisitions Programme, providing a practitioner’s perspective.

Professor Marcus Alexander

Adam Gothelf


As an Organisational Psychologist, Adam takes a scientific approach to leadership and talent development, with expertise in psychometric analysis and evaluation. He provides key strategic support to Business Counsel, researching the latest trends in employee engagement and cultural change.

Josh Flax

Business Transformation Counsel

With over a decade of experience working with top-tier consulting firms he has successfully led complex global transformation programmes across industries. Josh is consistently recognised for his engagement and enrolment of senior leaders to drive value, align to strategy and deliver sustainable success. Josh draws upon world class project management, change management and continuous improvement tools and methodologies. 


Suzie Preece


Suzie is a founder member of the i-Interact team. She provides creativity and ‘uncanny realism’ to the design and development of RealPlay® and RealPrep® scenarios. As a highly accomplished and talented Actor Suzie brings depth and challenge from over a decade of experience working with corporate clients.As an Actor, writer, and producer she plays a pivotal role in the i-Interact team.

Chris Hancock


Chris has worked with corporate clients for over a decade delivering high impact training and coaching. Chris trained as a professional actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Chris brings specific expertise and experience on constructive feedback, coaching and tackling difficult conversations – all the essential skills being practiced in the RealPlay® and RealPrep® simulations.