CoSector – University of London

CoSector’s digital teams have over 50 years’ of delivering leading digital services and solutions to help learning institutions achieve their digital ambitions and learners everywhere to have the best possible learning experience.

We have a reputation of reliability, credibility, maturity and flexibility. This is why we are the perfect choice to be your trusted digital partner.

Our digital services focus primarily on the higher education sector, but we also work closely with professional learning organisations and commercial companies in other sectors. We are steeped in university culture as a core part of the University of London and as such have a particular insight into future of learning environments.

Our knowledgeable and expert team can deliver:

While CoSector was formed in 2015, the team’s experience of enabling transformational change through digital technology can be traced back to its very origins as a result of the Flowers Report in 1966 which recommended a regional centre for early computing to be provided as a service to other universities. The aim was to develop the use of computers as an instrument of modernisation and of economic advance. The University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) was subsequently formed in 1968 and was the first supercomputer facility established in London for the purpose of scientific and educational research by all of the colleges of the University of London.

CoSector remains true to that central vision today, bringing its 50+ years of digital experience to bear across almost every aspect of further, higher and professional education.

Leadership Team

Dave Kenworthy, Managing Director

Dave Kenworthy, Director of CoSector has over 21 years of experience of leading the delivery of commercial IT services including software, infrastructure, platform and professional services.

At CoSector, Dave leads the organisation responsible for delivering high quality, cost-effective IT and digital solutions to over 300 UK institutions, and over one million HE & FE users. Dave’s key focus at CoSector, in a rapidly changing digital world, is to continuously embed solutions and processes that enable our customers to enrich education and learning through innovative and sustainable services, and ultimately enhance the student experience.

Prior to joining University of London in 2012, Dave spent over 10 years in software engineering at global engineering firm, Bühler. Dave moved from a graduate position to leading the software team and in doing so transformed the full software lifecycle – producing more reliable, better-functioning software delivered, tested and released efficiently through automation.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Modern History, Economic History and Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London 2:1 (Hons) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science (Distinction) from UCL.

Dave was included in the UK 2022 CIO100

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Mark Stubbs, Assistant Director (Customer Success)

Anthony Byrne, Assistant Director (Service Delivery)

Derek Ward, Board Adviser


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