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The Applied Photophysics Board of Directors bring with them a wide range of experience and skills, in both the industrial and scientific sectors.

Charlotte (2)

Charlotte O'Bric


Charlotte is a qualified solicitor specialising in employment and commercial law. She spent 8 years working in private practice before joining the in-house legal team for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. 

Following the Games, Charlotte set up her own investment and share trading business and now runs The Pink Trader. Charlotte is an investor in several early to medium-stage projects in a diverse range of sectors, from Esport to Disruptive Heating Solutions.   She brings her legal and business experience to the APP board.   

Charlotte has an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West of England. 

Dr David Gregson

Dr David Gregson

Vice Chairperson

As a former Managing Director of Applied Photophysics, David guided the company through a program of continuous development to become a major supplier of circular dichroism technology, while maintaining its market-leading position in stopped-flow analysis.

Prior to joining Applied Photophysics he gained a substantial proportion of his experience as technical director of the analytical instrument company VG Elemental (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific).

David has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.

David Berglund

David Berglund


David has over 15 years experience of senior management roles spanning the financial services, high-tech, retail and life science industries during which time he has developed the ability to identify and commercialize business opportunities for hardware, software and service offerings.

He divides his time between management consulting engagements, early stage investment activity and non-executive responsibilities.

Early stage investments focus on enhancing long term value in high tech companies across a broad set of industries. In addition to a portfolio of minority investments, he works with one or two majority investments, actively driving the development of the companies.

David has a MEng in Electronic Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.


DR Gerry Ronan

Dr Gerry Ronan


Gerry has worked in corporate, SMEs and start-ups for over 30 years and has managed and advised on a number of technology accelerator initiatives.

Gerry has considerable experience in a number of markets, having worked in the fields of medical devices, drug discovery and materials characterisation. Laterly, he took a university start-up through to an investable proposition, trading profitably across 24 countries before selling the company in 2011, at which point he joined the Board of APP.

Gerry is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics with a PhD in Physics.

Marc Neglia

Marc Neglia


Marc joined Applied Photophysics as a North America Sales Director and has now been promoted to President of Applied Photophysics Inc. because of his diligence and sincere determination towards the success of the company. Marc has helped to re-establish the company as a key player in the protein characterization market. Marc has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, which includes a decade of leading high performing sales teams that have delivered exceptional growth in the biotech and scientific sectors. He holds a BS Degree in Electronics Engineering from Thomas Edison State University and an MBA from Drexel University.

Paul Walker (4)

Paul Walker


Paul held technical and management roles in the steel industry before establishing his own management consultancy. In 1993 he joined Malvern Instruments where he has been Managing Director for the past 20 years.

Paul was awarded an MBE for services to Industry in 2012 and was Chairman of the Hereford and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce for five years. He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Malvern Hills Science Park since 1999 and is a Fellow of the University of Worcester.

Paul is a Chartered Engineer with BTech and MPhil degrees in Materials Science from Bradford University.

Tim Flanagan

Tim Flanagan

Chief Executive Officer

Tim has spent 28 years in the life sciences market, since graduating from South Bank University with a PhD in Biotechnology. He has had several roles in sales, marketing and business management with companies such as GE Healthcare, MicroCal and Beckman Coulter. 4 years prior to joining Applied Photophysics Tim was running his own management consultancy firm.