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New Operations Manager Brings Passion to Team

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.

ENDS

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.

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