Management Team

Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Co-founder, CEO

Simon heads up Coeus. He is an energetic and highly experienced entrepreneur with an open and involving management style. A highly motivated, intuitive and lateral thinker, Simon thrives on challenging situations. Driven by his passion for technology and how it is used to modernise organisations for the digital era, Simon went on to co-found Coeus Software Ltd in 2006. Its mission is to facilitate a truly mobile workforce, by creating an affordable self-service SaaS solution that can digitise business processes for any size business in multiple market sectors deployed to a global customer base.

Simon began his career as a broadcast engineer in the Transmission department of the BBC, working on many capital projects including the introduction of automation and the start of the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.  After a 10-year career, he joined the management team of Troll Technology Corporation and moved to California. When Troll was acquired three years later by Istec Inc as part of its IPO to create Wescam Inc, Simon worked with Wescam to build their presence in the UK, before setting up HeliMedia Ltd in 1994 as an Independent Sales Agency. HeliMedia has since built a reputation in specialist airborne technology projects in military, public safety and commercial projects across the globe, generating more than $200M in sales and support revenue.

Simon Hall founded the company that became Coeus with Christopher Eccles in 2006.  As the CEO, Simon is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the company.

Christopher Eccles

Christopher Eccles

Co-founder, CTO

Christopher is co-founder of Coeus Software and is responsible for software strategy, architecture and implementation of the PoliceBox / Quvo product lines, plus R&D activities.

After graduating from Cambridge University, Christopher joined the BBC’s Engineering department, working with multidisciplinary capital project team and re-engineering fault-tolerant TV transmitter systems around the UK to improve quality and power efficiency. He also developed project management and automated testing software, before PC-based systems became generally available.  Having achieved an MSc in Project Engineering at Lancaster University, he moved into control systems, managing the introduction of a national automated monitoring system for over 1,000 BBC transmitter sites across the UK.  Christopher also project managed the roll-out of a worldwide digital satellite distribution system for the BBC World Service.

Having earned an additional MSc in Software Development at Coventry University, he established his own software consultancy business. This company specified and developed applications for major public and private sector clients.  This included an incident management and reporting system used in the BBC World Service control room at Bush House and at major sites around the world.  Recognising the emerging potential of mobile devices to transform business productivity, Christopher teamed up with Simon Hall in 2006 to found the company that would become Coeus. Since then, he has led the teams developing Coeus’ range of mobile applications.  Christopher is a member of the IET and is a Chartered Engineer.

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

VP Operations

Peter joined Coeus in 2011, and has over fifteen years’ experience in the IT industry, principally focusing on the delivery of secure solutions in the security and public safety sector.

Peter is a key member of the Coeus Management Team and developed the company’s customer-facing operations including ITIL-based services and PRINCE2 compliant project management systems. He established and now manages Coeus’ operations, support and integration offices at BOHO 5 in Middlesbrough’s Digital City.

After graduating from Teesside University in 1997 with a degree in Information Sciences, Peter embarked on a career in software and IT, gaining additional qualifications and experience in software development and IT infrastructure, for both Windows and Linux-based systems.

Peter joined Northamptonshire Police in 2003 as a Systems Analyst for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and became involved in the product development of a full UK-wide ANPR data sharing solution.  Peter was appointed to the National ANPR Co-ordination Team in 2005. Peter’s customer facing liaison role helped the ANPR system grow into a national solution used by 43 police forces, handling over 18 billion records per year. As part of this process, Peter developed contacts with key personnel in public safety and security organisations in the UK.