Management Team

Leading the field requires expertise. Our team offers this in depth, in R&D, customer support, applications development and also in the commercial and financial fields.

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.

Marc Neglia

President, the Americas 

Marc joined Applied Photophysics as a North American Sales Director and has now been promoted to President 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.

Ian Wint

Finance Director

Ian has 20 years of experience as a Finance Director and CFO, working for both UK SMEs and large multi-national companies. His career has seen him work in a range of industries including consumer products, manufacturing, telecoms and IT. Having spent the last 10 years as European CFO for a consumer products company he now works as a portfolio FD, providing finance director and related accounting services to a number of companies. He has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 2000 and has a Business Studies degree from the University of Hertfordshire.                 

Tony Lester

Sales Director- UK & Europe

Tony has over 25 years experience in sales and sales management, within the biotech, pharma, academic, hospital, scientific, diagnostic and industrial markets. He has benefitted from working for large companies like 3M, Danaher and Siemens, as well as learning much whilst working in start-ups and SMEs. Practical laboratory experience from his role as a Clinical Biochemist in the NHS, and studying Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Surrey, helps Tony to understand the perspective of his customers. This is underpinned by a degree in Biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, and a diploma in Business Management from Loughborough University.

Linda AO

Sales Director- China

Linda has a strong managing background in marketing, sales and technical support in the Biophysical analysis instruments for over 20 years. She has achieved quite a few remarkable market performance records for products such as ITC, DSC, CD, and Stopped-Flow spectroscopy. She has specialised in research fields of biophysical characterization of macromolecular structure and interaction, drug discovery and screening. With broad marketing experience and massive sales channels and networks she has concrete record of developing and growing the business for several products originated from zero starting point in China market. Linda has a BSc. in Chemistry from Fudan University. 

Lindsay Cole

Marketing & Research Director

Lindsay Cole joined Applied Photophysics in 2007 as an applications scientist working in the R&D department. During this time he has played a major role in the development of our Chirascan CD spectrometer platform. Lindsay’s first major contribution to the Company was in the design and development of the CS/SX stopped-flow accessory. He was also deeply involved with the DMS application for the Chirascan V100 CD instrument. His most significant achievement so far has been as the project leader on the development of the Chirascan Q100.

Lindsay gained his PhD from the University of New England in Australia before undertaking Post-Doctoral research at the University of Michigan, USA, and the University of York, UK.

Gavin Thorn

Development Manager

Gavin believes in challenging the status quo; theres always room for improvement whether it be in what we do or how we go about doing it. As Development Manager he and his team are driving a Customer First’  culture with quality and usability designed in from the start. With over 30 years experience covering both bleeding-edge R&D and production software development, hes made a career out of doing things himself.


Ian Dickinson

Production Manager

With a background in Operations Management, Ian has spent over 20 years working with various firms in manufacturing industries, specially spectroscopy based. He has taken up various technical, project and people management roles- with continuous improvement being a key aspect of all these. Ian also brings with his experience working with spectroscopy based products including x ray and optical emission techniques, production of analytical equipment for metals processing sectors including alloy production, quality control and recycling. He holds a BSc Honours degree in Applied Environmental Science from The University of Portsmouth and a level 5 Diploma in Operations Management from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) specialising in continuous improvement.

Tom Constable

Customer support and After-sales Manager

Tom has over 15 years of experience in customer service and managerial roles within the hospitality, retail and scientific industries. During this time, he has developed the ability to provide the highest level of customer service. The customer experience and Applied Photophysics excellent reputation for service and support are of paramount importance to Tom. He divides his time between managing our Customer Support team and his responsibilities as the Product Manager for our stopped-flow platform.

Tom has a BSc. in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry, both from Loughborough University. He is also a Chartered Chemist. His deep scientific background, particularly in the research environment, enables him to better understand and fulfil our customers expectations.


Stuart Frost

Procurement and Supply Chain Manager

With over three decades in Purchasing & Supply Chain Roles within Oil & Gas, Aviation, Electronics, IT and Engineering/Manufacturing technology-based industries, Stuart brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to drive the business forward. Key to our success is management of Suppliers, Costs, Logistics and Stock Organisation. A lot of focus is spent working with Production and Development teams to drive down costs. Other skills include product management, contract negotiation, devising & implementation of new methods, quality control & management of equipment, budgets & contracts.              

Doug Marshall

Circular Dichroism Product Manager

Doug has worked in the biotech tools industry for over 7 years. During this time, he has developed commercial skills to complement experiences gained during 5+ years of post-doctoral work within the life sciences in the UK and USA. He is passionate about all aspects of product management and strives to actively seek out opinions from the market, build a clear product vision and gain buy inon this vision from all involved in the projects he manages. Doug uses a cross- functional approach, working with Development, Sales and Marketing teams to drive growth of the Chirascan platform in all market sectors. Doug has B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology from UCL, M.Sc. in Virology from Imperial college and sits on an editorial board and an industry advisory panel for the UK Biochemical Society.