Thomas Cavanagh – Chief Executive Officer
Thomas is a co-founder, the Chief Executive Officer and a Board member at Oxular Limited. Thomas is an experienced ophthalmic pharmaceutical industry executive with a significant product development and transaction track record. He was formerly co-founder and President of Aciex Therapeutics, where he brought its lead programme to NDA, oversaw development of a novel API technology which became the basis for future pipeline products and led a successful M&A exit in 2014. His prior professional history includes positions as both a company officer and a consultant where he worked in operational and advisory roles related to capital raises, M&A transactions, industry consolidations, strategic planning, debt financings and post-merger integration. Thomas has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BSc from Binghamton University.
Ronald Yamamoto – Chief Scientific Officer
Ronald is a co-founder, the Chief Scientific Officer and a Board member at Oxular Limited. Ronald has more than 30 years of medical device and drug product development experience. He has led multi-disciplinary technical teams, clinical trial development and product registration in the US, the EU, China and Brazil. His ophthalmic experience includes development of novel microcatheters for surgical treatment of glaucoma and retinal disease, sub-retinal access devices, diagnostic microspheres and drug-releasing implants. Ronald’s technical background is in chemical engineering, biomaterials engineering and biochemistry and he is inventor on approximately 40 granted patents related to medical products. Ronald has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an MSc in Biomaterials Engineering from Clemson University and has completed additional postgraduate studies in Biochemistry at Clemson University and the University of Southern California.
Robert Waters – Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Robert is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Oxular Limited. Robert has over 15 years of regulatory experience including an extensive history developing and registering drug products and devices in ophthalmology. Robert was previously Global Regulatory Lead for Urology and Ophthalmology at Astellas and worked at Allergan for nearly 10 years in various European regulatory roles including Head of Ophthalmology and Head of Regulatory Development. At Allergan, Robert led a number of teams responsible for obtaining drug product approvals in glaucoma and back-of-the-eye diseases including the European registration of OZURDEX™ for RVO, Uveitis and DME. Robert also spent five years at Bausch & Lomb where he gained early experience developing ophthalmic drug device combinations for the US and EU markets. Robert is a registered Pharmacist and holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The School of Pharmacy, University of London.
Jane Bridgman – Vice President, Clinical Operations
Jane is Vice President, Clinical Operations at Oxular Limited. Jane brings more than 18 years’ clinical operations experience including an extensive background in ophthalmology. Jane was Director, Clinical Operations, Ophthalmology at Allergan where she served for more than 10 years in escalating roles of responsibility and lead multiple clinical programs for both ophthalmic drug and device products. Most recently, Jane was responsible for managing Allergan’s European Ophthalmology team as well as its Global Program Operations for a suite of large studies for Abicipar, Allergan’s late stage anti-VEGF therapy. Previously, Jane worked in various clinical operations roles in oncology, paediatrics, cardiology at Eli Lilly and Roche. Jane has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Anne-Marie Watson – Finance Director
Anne-Marie is Finance Director at Oxular Limited. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in a range of industries plus relevant biotechnology and healthcare experience at Glide Pharmaceutical Technologies Ltd and M3 (EU) Ltd (previously Doctors.net). Anne-Marie has held various senior finance roles within Sara Lee Household and Body Care Limited (Sara Lee Corporation) and managerial finance roles at First Choice Plc and Kværner. Anne-Marie qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has a BSc from the University of Surrey and an LLB from the Open University.