Our approach brings expert educators and communications specialists into the same creative space.

Our backgrounds are diverse and span across education, games and software development, consumer and luxury brand marketing, artificial intelligence and academia. It's this fusion of skills and experiences that makes 2and2 unique, and informs everything we do.

Our senior team members have led 2and2 for over a decade, collaborating on numerous successful projects that eventually culminated in the launch of our award-winning behaviour change platform, Cogniss.

 
Leon Young Managing Director   Leon has over twenty years’ experience in executive management roles in a range of businesses, from start-ups to publicly listed companies. Starting as a professional games developer at age 14, Leon's cross-disciplinary career has allowed him to develop a skill synthesising complex theory and technology into simple, practical solutions.  Leon started working in online learning in 1999 and has since developed a deep interest in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. He has dedicated himself to the practical application of these fields of endeavor to inform the design of technology-based solutions that aim to improve quality of life.

Leon Young
Managing Director

Leon has over twenty years’ experience in executive management roles in a range of businesses, from start-ups to publicly listed companies. Starting as a professional games developer at age 14, Leon's cross-disciplinary career has allowed him to develop a skill synthesising complex theory and technology into simple, practical solutions.

Leon started working in online learning in 1999 and has since developed a deep interest in the intersection of psychology and neuroscience. He has dedicated himself to the practical application of these fields of endeavor to inform the design of technology-based solutions that aim to improve quality of life.

Anna Goldfeder Product Manager   Prior to joining 2and2, Anna spent 7 years designing, building and  managing award-winning educational games, assessment platforms and core  curriculum resources with leading secondary publisher Jacaranda (Wiley).  Anna  draws on a unique background in filmmaking and content production, and  enjoys connecting high-level aspiration with an underlying efficacy in  digital project management. Her past work includes heading up the design  and development of four major product families: Knowledge Quest (an  English core skills online game used in over 160 schools nationwide),  jacarandaPLUS and eBookPLUS (a digital education portal and eBook system  supporting over 1,000,000 product subscriptions), and studyON (a senior  online exam preparation tool).

Anna Goldfeder
Product Manager

Prior to joining 2and2, Anna spent 7 years designing, building and managing award-winning educational games, assessment platforms and core curriculum resources with leading secondary publisher Jacaranda (Wiley).

Anna draws on a unique background in filmmaking and content production, and enjoys connecting high-level aspiration with an underlying efficacy in digital project management. Her past work includes heading up the design and development of four major product families: Knowledge Quest (an English core skills online game used in over 160 schools nationwide), jacarandaPLUS and eBookPLUS (a digital education portal and eBook system supporting over 1,000,000 product subscriptions), and studyON (a senior online exam preparation tool).

Phil Douglas Technical Director   Along with an honors degree in visual communication, Phil brings over a decade of software development, visual communication, design and online education experience in the United Kingdom and Australia to our team.  Phil's experience in the education sector started early in his career, working on the educational cartoon, Bobinogs, which won a BAFTA for best children’s educational series. In the decade he has been part of our team, Phil has lead the technical development of the company. Always across the latest trends in the tech world, Phil is a significant contributor to open source and a recognized expert in the development community.

Phil Douglas
Technical Director

Along with an honors degree in visual communication, Phil brings over a decade of software development, visual communication, design and online education experience in the United Kingdom and Australia to our team.

Phil's experience in the education sector started early in his career, working on the educational cartoon, Bobinogs, which won a BAFTA for best children’s educational series. In the decade he has been part of our team, Phil has lead the technical development of the company. Always across the latest trends in the tech world, Phil is a significant contributor to open source and a recognized expert in the development community.

Randy Olan Implementation Director   Randy has more than 20 years' IT industry experience, with a background in development and business analysis. He has been a Project Manager since 2001 and attained Prince2 Foundation certification.  His extensive experience in the management of complex projects at Sydney University, News Ltd, Lonely Planet and Telstra traverses a wide range of technologies - from enterprise commercial printing implementations, to content management system rollout, mobile technologies and enterprise telecommunications infrastructure. Randy joined our team in 2009 and has successfully overseen our biggest projects to completion, including the Lend Lease EH&S Passport and Learning Language Space for Education Services Australia.

Randy Olan
Implementation Director

Randy has more than 20 years' IT industry experience, with a background in development and business analysis. He has been a Project Manager since 2001 and attained Prince2 Foundation certification.

His extensive experience in the management of complex projects at Sydney University, News Ltd, Lonely Planet and Telstra traverses a wide range of technologies - from enterprise commercial printing implementations, to content management system rollout, mobile technologies and enterprise telecommunications infrastructure. Randy joined our team in 2009 and has successfully overseen our biggest projects to completion, including the Lend Lease EH&S Passport and Learning Language Space for Education Services Australia.

Marcus Lam   Development Lead   Marcus has been writing code and solving complex problems since first joining our team in 2007. He holds a Digital Media degree from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.  Drawing on his diverse experience across all fields of development, Marcus has worked on a multitude of our award-winning projects covering both education and behavior change. Outside of work, he creates successful story-oriented and experimental games that explore elements of the human condition.

Marcus Lam
Development Lead

Marcus has been writing code and solving complex problems since first joining our team in 2007. He holds a Digital Media degree from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.

Drawing on his diverse experience across all fields of development, Marcus has worked on a multitude of our award-winning projects covering both education and behavior change. Outside of work, he creates successful story-oriented and experimental games that explore elements of the human condition.

 

A best-practice approach drives everything we do. That’s why we formed the Cogniss Expert Panel, renowned experts with whom we collaborate actively on project work, and who have guided the scientific basis of our approach to learning and behaviour change solutions.

Our panel of consulting experts have enjoyed rich and diverse careers in a range of relevant areas, from game design to sociology, psychology to education, and cognitive neuroscience to corporate strategy.

Find out more and get in touch with our experts here.