We’re a different type of consultancy.

A flexible partnership of experts drawn from the worlds of social mission campaigning, corporate and brand reputation, digital influence, next generation research and creative content.

Responsive, flexible, fleet of foot. Built around our clients, rather than our structures.

Simon Matthews

Simon Matthews

Strategy Director

An advocate of the growing need to rethink business contribution to society, Simon has spent his career advising organisations on corporate reputation, brand and sustainability communications, working alongside well-known global brands, as well as non-profit organisations, mission-driven businesses and start-ups. Before starting Cohere, he spent most his career at Omnicom-owned Fishburn Hedges, where he was variously Managing Director, CEO and Chairman, leading integrated communications agencies and campaigns across multiple sectors. He studied at business schools in France and the UK, is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, on the advisory board of diversity business Rare and has been a start-up mentor and judge.

Anna Fielding

Anna Fielding

Senior Associate

Anna is a specialist in economic systems change, and an advocate for social and environmental justice. She was CEO at the Finance Innovation Lab, a pioneering project building a financial system that serves people and planet, is a trustee of the New Economics Foundation, and Chair of the Economic Change Unit. Anna has been a judge for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, Skoll Venture Awards, and Chartered Banker Institute Young Banker of the Year, written for a wide range of publications including the Guardian, Pioneers Post and the New Statesman, and featured in the Women in Social Enterprise 100, Women in Fintech Powerlist, and Brummel Magazine’s Inspirational Women in the City.

Daniel Stanley

Daniel Stanley

Creative Director

Daniel is a specialist in strategic communications for values-driven organisations. He writes and lectures on Narrative & Framing, has a background in grassroots community organising, and an MSc in Social and Public Communication from the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. He founded and led movement-building digital agency Small Axe, working for seven years with many of the world’s biggest NGOs, Social Enterprises and campaigning organisations. He leads Cohere's work on Narrative Change, and is Founder & CEO of the non-profit Future Narratives Lab.

Dan Thomas

Dan Thomas

Corporate communications

Dan Thomas is a corporate communications expert who has more than 20 years experience working in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Until recently, Dan was Director of Media Relations for BT, the UK’s largest internet service, mobile phone and TV provider. He is also a NCTJ trained journalist who has written for a number of International and UK media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Dow Jones Newswires, Computing and v3.co.uk

CJ Tayeh

CJ Tayeh

Social innovation

CJ is an awarded innovator and communicator. Her career has been marked by her ability to apply cross-disciplinary expertise to achieve social transformation and behaviour change. She launched her career in human rights law and policy, and then went on to help top-tier companies bring new propositions to market, through both brand and product innovation, spanning a broad range of industries and clients including Deliveroo, eBay, St Mungo's, NHS England, G15 Housing Associations. Her inquiry areas are financial innovation, inclusive systems design and scalable social impact.

Audrey Hingle

Audrey Hingle

Social Media Manager

Audrey has led large scale global and European social media programmes for a range of well known brands in consumer technology, FMCG, and FinTech. She's also managed award winning social media campaigns focusing on sustainability in the built environment. Previously, she was an associate director and co-head of the social media practice at award-winning communications agency Brands2Life. Originally from Texas, she came to the UK in 2009 to study for her masters in Digital Culture and Technology at King’s College.