Anders Reeves


Anders has enjoyed a career in IT infrastructure, technology operations and information security leadership for more than a decade. He has held positions of senior technology leadership at notable multi-national brands that include Sony Playstation, and the Photobox Group.

Experienced in business strategy, information security, compliance, operations and leadership, Anders is now focused on growth and capability development for Conosco. Personal interests and achievements have included motorcycling across the Sahara and climbing Kilimanjaro as the result of a lost bet.

Ryan Brazell

Head of Support UK

Ryan began his career in food retail, working in Business Management and later working as a Retail Trainer. Being passionate about customer service, he quickly developed along the retail management hierarchy. In his spare time, he worked on IT projects and IT courses.

Wanting a new challenge and to focus fully on developing his IT skills, Ryan joined Conosco as a Projects Engineer in 2011 and later moved into the UK-based support team. His customer service and technical skills saw him being promoted to Head of Support UK.

Noel Thompson

Remote Operations Director

Noel started out life as a trainee tobacco farmer in Zimbabwe, but he decided to pursue his other interest and went to college in Harare to study IT.

Noel has been in the IT industry for over two decades, originally working for ISPs before moving into IT services.

He became such an important part of the Conosco team that when he said he wanted to return to South Africa, we asked him to open a new office in Pietermaritzburg, just outside Durban.

Ilias Papakonstantinou

Head of Professional Services

Ilias grew up in Athens, where his dad bought him his first computer at the age of two. It was hardly a surprise when Ilias went on to pursue a career in IT. He took his Microsoft exams in India, where he met students from the UK and decided to move to London. Ilias has a decade of experience in IT, with a special interest in aligning IT project work with business strategy to give clients a competitive advantage.

In his spare time, Ilias enjoys boxing and reading self-development books, perhaps in preparation for the good-natured teasing he endures in the office for being Greek and good-looking.

Claire Gray

Head of Client Services

Claire has a long history (20+ years) in client and professional services across a variety of industries - computer hardware, legal, financial and software, with roles from 1st/2nd/3rd line support, through to Project Management, Operations Lead and Services Director. She is passionate about providing excellent customer service.

In her spare time, Claire takes her energy outdoors and loves swimming, climbing and bouldering.

Shoaib Laher

Principal Consultant

Shoaib began his career as an apprentice at Connection Group in South Africa before moving to the country’s largest Cisco distributor. He went from desktop support to IT manager in one year before creating a technical pre-sales role for himself. Before long, he was doing so much Cisco business they started funding him as an exclusive Cisco sales exec.

Shoaib was drawn to Europe by the 2006 World Cup and decided to stay in London. He joined Conosco soon after and hasn’t missed a World Cup since.