Leeds-based technology and learning specialist Cognito has appointed Kirsty Foster-Jennings as strategy director.

Foster-Jennings brings experience from previous roles in the eLearning space to the firm which was established in 2017.

Cognito’s app offers a platform for training, procedures, and compliance learning and uses AI to highlight and fill knowledge gaps.

In her new role, Foster-Jennings will oversee and formalise company processes and support structures. She also works with Cognito’s team to integrate new clients and help shape the business moving forward.

Managing director, Mike Routledge, said: “[Foster-Jennings] is joining us at an exciting time following major contract wins from a national charity, a technology supplier to the shipping industry and several significant organisations within the financial services sector. There’s no doubt Kirsty has the experience to further enhance our processes and understanding of our customers’ requirements as we continue to grow.”

Foster-Jennings] added: “Cognito has quickly grown into one of the most effective learning and development tools to aid knowledge retention, through its use of AI and other innovative technology, and can be moulded to be effective across all types of job roles and industries.

“It’s already making a truly measurable difference to organisations and their employees across all sectors. All this combines to make this an inspiring career move for me.”