About Us

Aleph Insights is a London-based analytical consultancy that was founded in 2014. We specialise in supporting strategic decision-making in business and industry, as well as in defence, security, intelligence and international affairs. We're currently looking for Data Analysts, Data Engineers, and Researchers to join our growing team. If you're interested in a career at Aleph Insights email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


Meet The Team


Nick Hare

Nick Hare

Nick founded Aleph Insights in 2014. Since then, he has led a wide range of analytical projects for customers in government and industry. These have included an analysis of cyber risk in defence procurement, the generation of scenarios for future space traffic, a probabilistic assessment of explanations for flight MH370's disappearance, and the development of dashboards to visualise the UK's preparedness to deal with major hazards. Prior to establishing Aleph Insights, he worked in various roles across the Ministry of Defence, the Cabinet Office and the intelligence community for 15 years, most recently within Defence Intelligence, where he was responsible for professionalising intelligence analysis.


Peter Coghill

Peter Coghill

Peter joined Aleph Insights as a director in 2015, having had a wide-ranging career in intelligence, analysis, business consultancy and engineering. He has delivered a number of projects relating to systems design, cybersecurity, and machine learning for customers in government and the intelligence community. Prior to joining Aleph, Peter worked for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, assisting military and other government customers by designing bespoke analytical systems and delivering operational support. He has also designed electronic testing and manufacturing systems in industry, and has worked as a systems analyst in Dstl and Defence Intelligence.


Chris Wragg

Chris Wragg

Chris joined Aleph Insights in 2016 following a diverse career in government and academia. Before becoming a member of the Aleph team, Chris enjoyed a variety of roles including those of university lecturer, intelligence analyst, and speechwriter for government ministers. He also deployed to Iraq as an analyst, and spent two years working in Canada on behalf of the British government. Chris has led a number of projects for Aleph, ranging from the delivery of a major study into cybersecurity in the MOD, to the development of interactive fiction to assist strategic decision-makers.


Sara Nonu

Sara Nonu

Sara joined Aleph Insights in 2019 with international experience in geopolitical risk analysis to support policy development. She most recently spent four years working for the New Zealand Defence Force. Sara is well versed at engaging and collaborating with senior leaders and key stakeholders, presenting evidence-based analysis to influence decision-making. She has represented organisations at cross-government and international fora throughout Asia-Pacific and North America, and also completed a secondment with the United States Department of Defense in Washington D.C.


Caroline Wragg

Caroline Wragg

Caroline joined Aleph Insights in 2020. Previously, she spent most of her career in academia. Caroline has worked on research and evaluation projects, looking at the implementation of local and national initiatives, primarily within education. She has extensive experience in developing research costings, devising methodology and analysing data in an applied setting. Caroline has a BSc from the University of Bristol and a PhD from the University of Exeter. Prior to academia, she undertook an Advanced Development Programme for a global retail bank.


Jordan Fermanis

Jordan Fermanis

Jordan joined Aleph Insights in 2021 as a technology writer and researcher. He holds a MA in Comparative Literature from University College London and BA in Communications (Journalism) and Creative Intelligence and Innovation from University of Technology Sydney. Jordan has previously worked for local and international news publications in Australia as well as B2B publications in the UK. He has experience across a range of multimedia projects from documentary film to essay writing, news reporting and data journalism.


Chris Lear

Chris joined Aleph Insights in 2021 as a software engineer. He has extensive experience in web development, writing code using a variety of programming languages, and managing web servers, database servers and networks. Chris has previously worked developing software for the transport industry, the banking sector and most recently within the field of international development. He holds a MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


David Selfe

David joined Aleph Insights in 2022 as an analyst. Previously, he spent his career in academia. David holds a PhD in Computational/Historical Linguistics from the University of Glasgow, where his research focused on combining natural language processing (NLP) and philological techniques to improve machine readability of specific punctuation in English/Scots. His previous projects have included: building a lexical database for the Pilot Historical Thesaurus of Scots and curating a corpus of fiction blurbs for NLP analysis.


Joe Lalgee

Joe joined Aleph Insights in 2022 and is a senior data analyst. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from The Open University, a Nanodegree in Data Science from Udacity, and Graduate Statistician membership at the Royal Statistical Society. Joe’s background in media incorporates senior strategic and operational roles alongside technical project delivery. He has experience in a range of machine learning techniques including recommendation, segmentation, natural language processing, and image classification.


Ben Fawkes

Ben joined Aleph Insights in 2022 as a capability lead. Previously, he spent ten years as an officer in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and has a background in intelligence and security analysis. Ben has extensive experience supporting senior decision-makers, including military commanders and government officials. Furthermore, he has been involved in the design, delivery, and management of new technology-focused intelligence capabilities. Before joining the military, Ben worked as a newspaper journalist and as a report writer.


Ruthann Ahmed

Ruthann joined Aleph Insights in 2022 as a data analyst. She holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics from University College Dublin and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of St. Andrews. Ruthann’s academic projects delved into machine learning, Bayesian analysis, network theory, data ethics and visualisation.


Omar Jamil

Omar joined Aleph Insights in 2023 as a capability lead. He has extensive experience in developing scientific software and has led software engineers and scientists in academia and the civil service. Omar has worked on a large variety of projects with some notable applications in radiation signature for defence, machine learning for physics, quantum computing and parallel-in-time algorithms. Omar holds a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from University of Southampton and an MPhys from University of Warwick.


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