Our company’s success lies in our diverse skill mix. The experience and expertise of our Chairman and non executive directors are second-to-none, providing the potential for VisusNano to produce a game- changing technology in the ophthalmic industry.

Joanna Gould

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Joanna obtained her PhD in developmental Neuroscience at the University of Southampton. After her MRes Joanna had a career change and went into corporate banking at Bank of America before deciding to come back to science. Joanna has also worked in research and development at an SME.

Philip Alexander

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Philip is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in cataract and retinal surgery. His doctoral thesis studied innovative techniques for retinal transplantation. Philip has a strong background in research, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers. He has an interest in partnerships between academia, industry and healthcare and his MBA thesis focussed on healthcare innovation.

Darren Pitt

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Darren completed his PhD titled “Design of polymer systems and surface-active agents for the improvement of cell attachment for treatment of ocular diseases”. Darren is currently the CSO of VisusNano having previous managerial roles in solvent recycling and large scale pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Martino Picardo

CHAIRMAN

Martino has a PhD in Biochemistry from Cardiff University and spent 4 years at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX in Cardiovascular research. Martino joined Amersham International in 1991 and subsequently went on to manage the R&D Technology Transfer Group, based in Cardiff and developing high throughput screening technologies for the Pharmaceutical sector. Read more

Paul Rosen

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Paul Rosen completed Medical training at Manchester University before a specialist training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Registered with the General Medical Council as a Specialist in Ophthalmology, Paul Rosen then accepted a position as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Oxford Eye Hospital in 1993. He was Head of Department from 1998 to 2004 and performs over 1000 cataract/refractive surgical procedures each year between his NHS and private practices. Read more