Cephalus Consulting is a  vehicle for pro-bono services provided on an individual basis by Tim Rhodes.

Tim read engineering and graduated with Bachelors and Doctoral degrees in 1970, followed by  business school where he gained a Masters degree in 1971.  He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society. After a short period with an engineering company he was a founder of Coexis Limited in 1973, and led the company until his partial retirement, whereupon he became a non-executive until the sale of the Company.

He has spent the whole of his professional career in the software industry, the last 40+ of which have been in the Investment Banking sector,  managing  the conception, creation, marketing  and delivery of applications focusing  on Capital Markets. He has in depth experience in the delivery of mission critical core transaction systems for post execution securities trade settlement, but has also been involved with ‘quant’ systems (especially arbitrage), mutual fund processing and analytical accounting.

He was the Managing Director of Coexis, where he created and spearheaded the penetration of a range of  products into major global banks in Europe. In 1995 conceived and drove through to delivery a leading securities transaction product (Syn~). Following the sale of the Company in 2008, this product is now owned y Australian Company GBST Holdings Limited and is their flagship securities processing product.

He became a Non-executive Director of Serisys Group (based in Hong Kong) in 2008. In 2013 he formed a UK subsidiary, Serisys Limited,  and recruited an exceptional team of software architects  and led the creation of an innovative platform as the base for the Group’s key offering, ADYPT. He retired from both companies in 2015 after the successful delivery of that platform.

He was Honorary Treasurer and a Non-executive Director of the Real Time Club Limited (probably the oldest IT dining club in the world) from 2011 to 2015. 

Tim is a Freeman of the City of London, and was a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of  Information Technologists for 26 years; he was active in pro-bono charity support through a  specialist panel of the Company, IT4Arts.   He was  a moderator from 2011 to 2016 for the British Computer Society IT Industry Awards.

His leisure interests are travel, making music badly, and post 17th century European art.