New Operations Manager Brings Passion to Cognition Consulting Team
Monday, 9 October 2006: Cognition Consulting, a new local entity focused largely on international educational reform
projects has appointed Dr Phil Coogan as its New Zealand Operations Manager.
Dr Coogan is a well respected educator and academic. He brings a wealth of experience within the education sector to the
team; he has spent the last 10 years with Unitec in consulting, project management and support roles for schools.
Dr Coogan has forged a considerable reputation with his creative approach to leadership of online curriculum
communities. He will start with the Cognition Consulting team on 16 October 2006 as the New Zealand Operations Manager.
Des Hammond, Chairman of Cognition Consulting, says Dr Coogan's belief in the power of schools and teachers to change
lives fits perfectly with Cognition Consulting's passion for continuously improving international educational systems
and working with the local education community to improve student learning outcomes.
"His strength is in understanding the dynamics of the education sector in New Zealand and his proven business ability in
a demanding and complex market. Dr Coogan will add a valuable dimension to the Cognition team and we look forward to
having him on board," concludes Mr Hammond.
About Cognition Consulting: Cognition Consulting provides a diverse array of educational services to meet individual
client needs in markets around the world. Its parent shareholder, Multi Serve Education Trust, has been in operation
since 1989 and functions as a Charitable Trust. It is New Zealand's largest independent supplier of consulting services
to the education community, including the New Zealand Ministry of Education, educational institutions and Government
Ministries offshore. Cognition's diverse array of consulting services assist Governments and private operators to
undertake significant educational reform projects and improve educational outcomes.