Ralph Pickles


Ralph ensures our board is effective in its tasks of setting and implementing PolyPhotonix’ direction and strategy. Ralph has over 20 years experience working as an executive in some of the worlds largest companies. He has a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge, and he is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and of the Chartered Management Institute.

Richard Kirk

Chief Executive

Richard is the founder and leader of PolyPhotonix and is a pioneer in printed electronics material science and its applications. He is credited for many world first applications using inorganic and organic light emitting materials. Richard and PolyPhotonix have won many international and national awards for innovation, research and business.

Martin Holland

Operations Director

Martin ensures PolyPhotonix runs smoothly. He is an experienced, technically competent business development and project Director, who has been the architect of several concept to production new product and business creations around the world in various market sectors, having served as a main board director in various EU and Asian companies.

Dr. Duncan Hill

Head of Medical Innovation

Duncan has a deep interest in medical device innovation and provides an unrivalled source of expertise in the design and development of our Noctura products. He studied Physics, Optics and Photonics at Imperial College London, holds a PhD in OLEDs from the Fraunhofer Institute in Dresden and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in Dublin.

Moira Hopkins

Clinical Operations Manager

Moira focusses on the design and delivery of our current clinical trials and leading the activity to achieve FDA approval for Noctura 400. Moira has a Physics degree and 30 years’ experience in innovation and commercialisation. Prior to joining PolyPhotonix in 2014, she worked internationally in the chemical industry, medtech and healthcare markets.

Prof. Ian Grierson

Chief Medical & Scientific Officer

Ian is Chief Medical and Scientific Officer supporting the validation and adoption of Noctura 400, and future additional bio photonic products globally. Previous posts include being Professor of Experimental Pathology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London and then Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Liverpool. Currently an Emeritus Professorship in Ophthalmology from Liverpool.

Dr. Alison Farrar

Senior Project Manager

Alison has an MChem and PhD and has worked at PolyPhotonix since 2011 in a number of roles spanning company operations, from OLED Development Scientist to Head of Marketing to Account Manager and leading expansion into new territories. Now PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner qualified with GCP certification, Alison has managed countless internal and international product development projects and clinical trials, including numerous multi-partner, government-funded projects.

Anna Kozaczek

Quality & Regulatory Manager

Anna maintains ISO13485 certification for PolyPhotonix, with a quality ingrained, robust Business Management System. She manages foreign market and CE certification for our Noctura products and has worked in technical and quality roles across many small businesses in biotech. Previously she managed production and processes in manufacturing and is passionate about supporting innovation.

Resitha Airey

Global Market Access Lead

Resitha uses evidence based medicine to work with UK and global stakeholders to create positive market access for our Noctura products with a focus on value accretion. Resitha brings 16 years of experience and invaluable insight in the field of Ophthalmology, and has worked within several blue chip organisations, including Novartis and Alcon.

Myriam Ricaud

Project Manager

Myriam’s main mission is to support the adoption of Noctura 400 in France. She liaises directly with our distributor Luciol Medics and leads market access activities in Europe. Myriam also manages the Noctura Advisory Line and ensures our customers receive a first-class service. With her Msc in International Management and her Law degree, Myriam is an invaluable asset to PolyPhotonix.

Sophie Ridsdale

Senior Administrator

Sophie is an experienced multi-tasking administrator, and manages the finance system, HR and social media activities, as well as managing the supply of masks to our UK and overseas private patients and commercial customers. She also supports Martin and Richard to ensure the business runs smoothly.