Key staff

Our core team comprises of talented professionals from across the fields of software development, occupational health, account management, marketing, sales, project management and training.

Executive team

Simon has been Instrumental in developing the Cohort business since 1999. He has been responsible for continuous drive and growth, capitalising on the rising demand for global occupational health software solutions that generate greater efficiency and reduce risk across operations. He is proud of our values, solutions, teams, and our customer base. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Systems which he gained at De Montfort University in Leicester. Away from work Simon enjoys travelling, reading, the cinema and hearty gastro pub food.

Simon Brooks

Managing Director

Richard has been working directly on the Cohort product since 2001. He re-authored the old Fox Pro version of Cohort to what was then a new Visual Basic/SQL Server version. Since deployment of this version in 2002, Cohort has continued to successfully grow and develop. He now oversees a much larger Research & Development team who work to develop Cohort as a fully web based enterprise solution. Away from work Richard enjoys life on the banks of the River Severn in Bewdley along with his wife Sarah.

Richard Hanson

Director of Engineering

Dominic is now in his 10th year of working for the business. His responsibility is to ensure that all projects run smoothly, and that the aftercare is second to none. He constantly seeks to improve the service we provide to ensure customer experience is of the highest possible standard. Dominic is extremely proud of his team and knows that they go above and beyond to make sure Cohort
customers are always well looked after.

Dominic Rees

Director of Professional Services

New business

Richard joined the team in 2015 and is currently tasked with growing Cohort through new business partnerships overseas. Richard has more than 15 years’ experience and has worked for some of the world’s largest organisations as well as niche providers in the UK and Europe during this time. Richard’s objective is to continue to grow the client base and build on the previous success enjoyed by the business.

Richard A. Bull

Head of New Business EMEA, Australia & New Zealand

Having spent his previous career as CIPD qualified L&D consultant for a small insurance company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Matt joined the Cohort team in January 2014 as a Training Consultant. He worked to oversee a number of successful project implementations from 2014 to 2016, but wanting a new challenge, he made the switch to pursue a new career in business development.

Matthew Phillips

Solutions Consultant

Jenna moved into the role of Solutions Consultant just over 3 years ago. Having previously worked as an Account Manager, she decided on a new challenge and has since enjoyed building new skills and relationships. She is currently Birmingham based but covers the whole of the UK providing Cohort system demonstrations to occupational health departments and showing them how they can increase efficiency.

Jenna Gibson

Solutions Consultant

Account management

Amie joined the business as an Account Manager in 2013. With her customer focus and drive for results, Amie soon progressed to Senior Account Manager. Amie leads a team who also share her values for customer service and desire for customer satisfaction. Amie enjoys the challenges of her role and is always looking at new initiatives and ways to add value for our customers.

Amie Moule

Senior Account Manager

Richard previously worked for a private occupational health provider and a software company therefore this role brings together both his knowledge of the health sector and the understanding of software implementation, training and support. With a key focus on customer service, Richard strives to provide the customer with all the tools they require to help make Cohort an integral part of their department’s success.

Richard Bull

Account Manager

Madison has been a part of the business since 2015, initially starting off in the training team but later transitioned into the role of Account Manager. Her current duties include offering assistance to customers on a face to face basis and sharing her wealth of knowledge surrounding the Cohort system. Madison prides herself on her excellent customer service skills which she has developed over a number of years.

Madison Goddard

Account Manager

Implementation and training

Victoria has been working in training for over 15 years and specifically in software training for 5 years before joining the Cohort team 18 months ago. As a Training Consultant, Victoria manages all types of projects and training sessions for customers all over the UK and has recently had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and work with one of our new customers over there.

Victoria Myatt

Project Implementation Manager

Nicola has a passion for training having worked in Hospitality Management for 10 years previously inclusive of training and leading teams to deliver exemplary standards of customer service. Her achievements include a BSc Hons degree in Sports Therapy, Associate CIPD status and more recently Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement through her role as a Vocational Learning Advisor.

Nicola Williams

Project Implementation Consultant

Ian has been working for Cohort since November of 2017 and progressed into the role of Training Consultant in June 2018. Prior to working at Cohort Ian had previously had a successful 15-year career working predominantly in customer service management, training and recruitment, bringing a range of skills to the training team coupled with a customer-focused perspective.

Ian Close

Project Implementation Consultant

Having gained a BA Hons Degree in Interactive Multimedia Ahsam has developed a career within the software and training industry. With previous experience of working for several tech giants in the role of training, Ahsam has picked up a plethora of skills in the last 12 years. A master of turning complex algorithms into simple workflows and turning technical jargon into bitesize information, Ahsam is a strong advocate of technology and always looks at solutions for increasing productivity and efficiency.

Ahsam Khan

Project Implementation Consultant

Sarah joined the Cohort team in January 2017 in search of a new challenge after five years of working in customer service management. She currently looks after customer enhanced support contracts, providing ad-hoc onsite and skype training sessions and writing bespoke reports.

Sarah Richards

Enhanced Services Consultant

Client Support

Kerry has been working in Application Support and Service Desk Management for over 20 years. Since joining the Cohort team as Support Manager in January 2018, her focus as been on continually improving the support offering to ensure that Support is efficient, friendly, and easy to access.

Kerry Kelly

Support Manager

Shaun started Cohort Software in 2015 as an apprentice, he is now a fully-fledged member of the support team and has strong expertise in the Cohort system and SQL. Outside of work, Shaun enjoys customising his collection of cars and eating a large amount of cookies!

Shaun Sehdeva

Cohort Support Analyst

Rebecca has 20 years’ experience within an IT support role. She started Cohort as a Support Analyst in 2006, her role includes being the first point of contact for customers, logging and progressing their queries.

Rebecca Edmonds

Cohort Support Analyst

Operations & R&D

Jon has over 20 years of experience with IT networks and infrastructure, managing teams to deliver enterprise infrastructure solutions whilst maintaining hands-on technical skills. Having seen many trends come and go over the years, Jon knows what works in a contemporary setting. In amongst industry roles, Jon graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in the late ‘90s with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.

Jon Adey

IT and Infrastructure Manager

Jon has over 25 years’ experience specifying and product managing software solutions across a range of industries including retail, facilities management and property. He is a firm advocate of Agile development methodologies and has worked closely with major UK businesses to deliver flexible, future-proof enterprise systems.

Jon Ellis

Product Manager

Occupational health

Sue has worked in the field of Occupational Health Medicine for 35 years. Her most recent roles have been General Manager at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust and Health and Wellbeing Manager for Tesco. Recognised as having expertise and knowledge in the subject area of occupational health and wellbeing strategy and change management, Sue has also been a specialist adviser for the DWP.

Sue Carty

Occupational Health Specialist


Kate has more than 20 years’ experience working in B2B marketing roles, particularly in the professional services and technology sectors and has a proven track record of building successful marketing teams.  Kate has joined Cohort at an exciting time and will be responsible for developing our brand and ensuring that the voice of the customer is reflected in our marketing communications.  When not at work, Kate can often be found on stage at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where she sings soprano with the CBSO Chorus.

Kate Dodds

Marketing Manager