Meet the Team

Founded by Dr Dan Daly and Dr Robin Taylor in 2019, Occuity is quickly growing into a world leader in the field of optical technology. By recruiting the best and brightest minds in fields ranging from optical engineering to industrial design, medical commerce to finance. Occuity's strength is founded on the combination of the best people, innovative patented technology and a clear vision.

Senior Leadership Team

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Dan Daly

Founder & CEO

Dr. Dan Daly PhD, MBA, CPhys, MInstP, Chief Executive Officer, has studied and worked in the field of optical metrology and opto-electronics for over 25 years.

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Robin Taylor

Founder & CTO

Dr Robin Taylor has worked in the field of medical device development for over 15 years, 10 of which were developing advanced optical measurement techniques.

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Mark Jenkins


A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Mark has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and worked in various development roles prior to starting his first software business in 1989. 

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De Iuliis

Design Director

Daniele joined Occuity after 27-years in Apple's world-class industrial design team and leaving behind a legacy of iconic products.

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Daniel Quirke

Commercial Director

Daniel has worked in the medical device field for over 40 years, working both in clinical and research labs and  on clinical trials before moving on to commercial roles.

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Leigh Woolley


Leigh is an experienced CFO with a background in multinational technology businesses. Prior to 2001 he held a series of FD roles in large telecoms businesses, including spells in the US and in Europe.

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Key Personnel

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James Reynolds

Chief Optical Engineer

James is a senior optical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in R&D within a wide range of industries.

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Jason Higginbotham

Consultant Optometrist

Jason is a renowned Optometrist and Dispensing Optician with over 30 years of experience in the field.

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Derek Bean

Programme Director

Derek is a result driven professional, proactive and agile technical programme manager with more than 22 years of international experience. 

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Mike Riley

Director- International Sales

Mike has over 25 years of experience within the Optometry and Ophthalmology sector at a senior commercial level, while also being seasoned in knowing how to operate globally in new markets across international territories.

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Sharon Branch

Operations and
Regulatory Affairs Manager

With 12 years’+ experience within the ophthalmic and medical device industry, Sharon specialises in ISO 13485, the mandatory Quality Management System for Medical Devices.

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Kate Bugajska

Kate has 5+ years of experience in supply chain and purchasing departments working in the mobile security and ophthalmic manufacturing industries.

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Supply Chain & Goods-in Technician.

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Joanna Jablonska

Joanna is a  highly accomplished Production Lean with 10+ years of manufacturing experience leading operations, contract, projects and productions.

Production Manager

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Jamie Sergeant

Mechanical Engineer

Jamie holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University and is part of the design and development team at Occuity where his specialism is in design engineering.  

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Richard Arthur

Quality Engineer

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A dynamic and ambitious professional with a proven delivery record and seven years' experience in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industry.

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Lesley Parry-Jones

Senior Development Engineer

Lesley has a DPhil in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Oxford and extensive experience in the design, fabrication, testing and demonstration of fluidic devices.

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Vladimir Nashchekin

    Testing & validation technician

    Biomedical engineering student with a broad interdisciplinary skill set and industry experience.

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    Piotr Laszczak

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    After completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2016, he was recognised with the William James award by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

    Lead Software &
    Electronics Engineer


    Jade Smith

    Development Engineer

    With an MSc in BioMedical Engineering, Jade is part of the design and development team. Her extensive knowledge covers both mechanical and electrical applications.

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    Shashin Lad

    Firmware & Electronics Engineer

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    After several years'of experience in the field of BioMedical Engineering and programming, Shashin is working to help Occuity developed revolutionary medical technology.

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    Guy Mundy

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    With almost 30 years of experience, he has worked in the PBC and product design and embedded systems. With a high knowledge of Hardware architecture, he is now contributing to Occuity’s mission.

    Principal Electronics Engineer

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    Although officially retired, with more than 30 years of researching experience, he continues to assist Occuity with topics related to the optical fibre subassemblies of the confocal system.

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    Maciej Mackowiak

    Process Engineer

    Maciej holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering and working experience in electronics, medical devices and R&D of opto-mechanical systems for augmented and virtual realities.

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    Piotr Walaszek

    Firmware and Electronics Engineer

    After 13 years in electronics, delivering solutions for automotive and emergency lighting industries, he is now focusing on the medical device industry.

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    Chris Hughes

    Senior Systems Engineer

    Although officially retired, with more than 30 years of researching experience, he continues to assist Occuity with topics related to the optical fibre subassemblies of the confocal system.

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     Image Processing Engineer

    Michael Madekurozwa

    Michael is a motivated, resourceful, and creative Biomedical Engineer with a PhD in Ocular Biomechanics. While also having experience in prototype development, project management and regulatory work.

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    Theresa Bowers

    Finance Manager

    Theresa is a qualified accountant and fellow of the ACCA and IFA, with over twenty years commercial and private accounting experience in the UK and globally.

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    Rachel Lawless

    Rachel has 10 years' of experience in the scientific industry which is backed by her degree in Physiology, Master of Research, PhD, and Postdocs, which all looked at the topic of skeletal muscle ageing.

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    Grants Writer


    Beverley Thomson

    HR & Recruitment Manager

    After 14 years in talent acquisition, she culminated her career founding and running her own search firm in the City. Beverley began her career as an Equity Analyst for the UK markets.

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    Monica Giudice

    Digital Marketing Creative

    Digital Marketing and creativity lover. After a Bachelor in Marketing she opted for a Master course in "Marketing and Global Markets". Inspired by teamwork and curiosity.

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    Kim Rasmussen

    Digital Marketing Communications

    Kim is a proactive and internationally-oriented Business student, passionate and determined to have a successful career.

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    Richard Kadri-Langford

    Head of Digital Marketing

    Driven and commercially astute, Richard is a CIM qualified marketing strategist with over 12 years’ experience, spanning agency, and several industry sectors.

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    Digital Marketing Manager

    Henry Tsang

    Henry has over 6 years marketing experience in a wide number of business verticals. Although fiercely data driven, he pairs it with an extensive educational background in visual arts.

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    Passionate & Motivated

    If you're looking for an exciting new role within an innovative, industry leading MedTech start-up - check out our careers page.

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