Keith Lomas, Group President & CEO

Keith Lomas
Keith Lomas has more than eighteen years senior management experience in both small and medium sized entrepreneurial and extensive multinational companies.  Keith was appointed Managing Director of CLPL in 1996. After leading the successful acquisition of UltraVision International in 2003, Keith was appointed as Group President and CEO. Prior to his involvement in the contact lens world, Keith was an investment banker in the City of London at S.G. Warburg, Kleinwort Benson and Daiwa Europe. Whilst based in the City, Keith had global responsibility for multi-billion dollar risk portfolios. Keith is an active investor in other technology start-up companies and is also a Director of Ubisense.

John Clamp, Group Vice-President & COO

John Clamp
From a family of Optometrists, John Clamp joined CLPL in 1993 to implement a full quality system to meet future regulatory CE requirements and was appointed to the Board in 1996. John has been Vice-President, European Federation of the Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN) and was previously Treasurer of EFCLIN. Formerly, John was a research engineer in a number of entrepreneurial companies, developing innovative technologies. With a number of patents to his name, John also qualified with B.Eng.(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds. John is responsible for all Research & Development and technology within the group. John is also an active technology investor.

Richard G Newell, Non-Executive Director

Dick Newell has spent over 35 years in the software industry in Computer-aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He co-founded his first company, Cambridge Interactive Systems Ltd. (CIS) in 1977. CIS was part of what became known as 'The Cambridge Phenomenon'. Dick co-founded, Smallworld Systems in 1988. The company was successfully floated, on NASDAQ in 1996 and was subsequently sold to General Electric Corporation (GE) in 2000. Dick held the position of Chairman of both CIS and Smallworld Systems. Dick has had prior board experience at Warner Technology Ltd., Prion Ltd. and as a council member of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and is a Director of Ubisense Ltd. Dick holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Numerical Analysis and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Diane Angell, Non-Executive Director

With over 25 years at Board level, Diane Angell has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. She has worked in consultancy, software, training and the energy sector and focussed on supporting US organisations as they develop European footprints. Her commercial knowledge, energy and drive have been instrumental in building long term partnerships, growing companies and their operational teams, positioning companies to maximise their full potential, and creating positive cultures. She has extensive experience in creating world-wide sales channels through distributors and value-added partners. Prior to chairing and her Board positions Diane worked in project/programme management and business development roles.