A collective desire to make a difference through technology.

Anthropos was born with a single goal in mind: help older people to stay well, independent and happy in their own homes for longer,

Anthropos was formed by two companies with a wealth of experience in delivering large technology programmes in the NHS, security and defence.

Our management team has already been very successful in creating smart platforms over the last seven years: including managing the design, development and implementation of the ‘Hive’ connected home offering by British Gas, now installed in over 660,000 homes in the UK and the USA.

The platform was five years in the making, with early versions of the platform already implemented in healthcare, social care, probation services, research, call centres and clinics in the UK and Scandinavia.

Knowing the potential of a Connected Care Platform, our teams set to identify how to use unobtrusive sensors to gather data about changes in patterns of behaviour that would enable better insights into the lives of older people living alone, leading in turn to better care plans and the delivery of pre-emptive care.,

The team is continuing to develop the service by collaborating with academic innovators and researchers in eight leading institutions, including the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, The University of Warwick and University of Twente in The Netherlands.


Jim Patience

Chief Executive Officer

Jim sets the vision and strategy for Anthropos and leads the management team he built to achieve this. He brings with him vast experience of managing technology companies and technology-enabled programmes.

David Marsh

Chief Financial Officer

David comes to Anthropos via Accenture and BCG so has a background in technology and strategy. He is in charge of our strategy which he combines with the finance role. David manages our Business Plans, investor relationships and fundraising, as well as counting the pennies on the side.

Paul Nickells

Chief Operating Officer

Paul is responsible for Anthropos delivery. This includes software engineering, research and development, project management, customer support and installation of our equipment in clients’ homes. Paul has over thirty years of delivery and consultancy experience in the media, finance and Internet of Things sectors and led the rollout of the original technology behind Hive for a major US retailer.

Tim Coote

Chief Technical Officer

Tim is responsible for the Anthropos platform architecture and how it is able to help create actionable trusted insight to improve care outcomes. Leveraging experience from over 40 years in IT, Tim has a background in computer science and operational research roles, both client-side and advisory, from start-up to mature governmental units in many market sectors and jurisdictions.

Frances Morrison

Chief Customer Officer

Frances is responsible for managing day to day relationships with our customers and managing the development of our product and services. Frances brings a wealth of experience from more than 20 years’ experience in management consultancy.

Paul Berney

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul is responsible for all marketing and business development activities in Anthropos, drawing on 30 years of experience in innovative start-up companies in a range of industries.


David Mobbs

David is a recognised leading thinker in Healthcare who, as Group Chief Executive of Nuffield Health for almost 13 years, took Nuffield Health in a new and innovative direction that has challenged the traditional healthcare industry.

Duncan McNeil


Duncan has over 40 years in IT spanning many roles and industries. Duncan has founded several successful companies and has been an early investor in many others. Duncan angel-funded Anthropos platform development.

Kevin Dean

Kevin is regarded by The Health Services Journal as one of the Top 50 Innovators in Healthcare. Kevin is Managing Director of Health Tech Consultancy Smart Health Science, working with innovators and venture funders to bring health technology and services to the market.


Chris Covell

Head of Engineering

Chris has been driving the ‘how’ of software delivery for the past 10 years in start-ups and Enterprises. Coming from a software development background, Chris moved into working  with the wider team to improve the delivery of high-quality software products. Chris is on an Agile journey, learning something new every day and sharing his experiences to make the Anthropos product the best in business.

Andy Van Heusen

Head of R&D

Andy has over 20 years of industry experience in all aspects of software development at Enterprises such as Intel through to Start-Ups, where he always brings a passion and
energy to innovation and creative problem-solving. Andy is responsible for assessing technology advances and evaluating new devices and sensors available / working with the team to ensure that technically they interoperate with the Anthropos platform as well as meeting business and operational needs.

Andy Lawrenson

Principal Engineer

Andy has been successfully designing, building and managing IT systems for over 20 years across a range of industries. He specialises in database and server platforms and has the primary responsibility for managing the Anthropos cloud platform.

Andy Monis

Principal Engineer / Architect

Andy Monis is Anthropos’ Engineering Lead for Frontend, Devices, Hub and DevOps, with an aim to make the platform lean and reliable at scale. Andy was previously a Founding
Engineer at PumpCo where he played a pivotal role in developing the organisation’s core software, user interfaces and unique business offering. Prior to joining Anthropos Andy has worked as a Principal Engineer / Architect in various fields including Insurance, Banking, Education, working on large scale cloud-based systems.

Jason Carney


Jason has focused on automation testing using behaviour driven development during his time at Anthropos. He has gained knowledge of the Anthropos platform including the frontend and infrastructure. He is interested in many types of technology, and its potential in the world of IoT.