Management Team

The management team comprises of:

  •  Dr. Graeme Lister
  •  Peter Crook
  •  Milan Patel
  •  John Stocks
  •  Anna Whittaker


Dr. Graeme Lister  (Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer)
Dr. Lister is an expert in the technology, research and development of discharge lighting systems, in particular “electrodeless” lamps (induction lamps and electrodeless HID) and is active in the development and implementation of regulations and standards related to roadway, area and industrial lighting. He was involved in research and development activities supporting the businesses of Thorn Lighting (1987-1995) and Osram Sylvania (1995-2011) as well as academic organizations. He's a successful team leader of technically complex and multidisciplinary research projects and has developed advanced new models, theoretical concepts and  scientific investigations in all aspects of discharge lighting, including fluorescent, HID, induction and electrodeless HID (plasma lighting). He has written more than 100 articles and papers which have been published in international journals and is a copy editor and referee for international technical and scientific journals.

Milan Patel
Mr Patel holds an honours law degree from Kings College, University of London and a Masters in Intellectual Property Law from University of London. He has been a qualified solicitor for over fifteen years. He has specialist experience in all types of commercial litigation including contract and intellectual property litigation. He has responsibility for all legal issues on behalf of the Company, including the licensing  and protection of the Company's extensive Intellectual Property portfolio.

Peter Crook
Currently Head of Finance with Executive responsibilities across the business, Mr Crook's general management experience has been gained in corporates and SMEs through project management, management consultancy and director-level roles in manufacturing, service and technology.  He has launched new ventures, raised funds and helped to deliver business expansion in several sectors, most recently in property development, global high-tech and Internet retailing. He is a graduate chartered engineer with a Cranfield MBA and with cross functional expertise encompassing strategy, finance, marketing and operations.

John Stocks
Mr Stocks has over 25 years experience in the lighting industry including Thorn Lighting, GE Lighting, SLI Lighting, Havells Sylvania and now Ceravision. His work focused mainly on product development programs for metal halide, halogen, fluorescent and plasma lighting technologies and associated manufacturing processes. He has extensive experience in the science of lamps and lighting, project management, lean manufacturing and statistical process control. He is also an International Committee Member & Treasurer of the Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology of Light Sources (FAST-LS). FAST-LS organises a Light Sources Symposium every 2 years, the major global event for the discussion of the science and technology of light sources. 

Anna Whittaker
Miss Whittaker holds an MSc in Light and Lighting from University College London and won The Lightmongers Millar Award for outstanding performance on the Master’s Degree course. She is an active participant within the lighting industry and is also a proud member of The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, The Institute of Lighting Professionals and The Society of Light and Lighting. She is a fully qualified Lighting Designer with over 13 years’ experience in the lighting industry, working on a vast variety of different projects, each with their own unique requirements, including Amenity, Street and Road lighting, Architectural, Industrial, Exterior, Interior and Sports lighting. Anna’s current role at Ceravision is Head of Business Support. Her and her team manage every aspect of the client facing area of the business which includes, Lighting Design, Controls Design, Technical Support and the Commissioning and Maintenance of client’s sites.

Further Information

Future Applications

Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 5 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.


Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

Featured News

Ceravision are delighted to announce the much anticipated debut of ionGROW, the world's first High Efficiency Plasma grow light, at the upcoming infoAgro exhibition taking place from the 10th - 12th May in Almeria, Spain.


Ceravision's Horticultural Growth Light Solution ionGROW™ is set to begin trials at Rothamsted Research.


Ceravision were recently invited to exhibit and present at the first annual Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, a new initiative designed to accelerate collaboration for the development of game-changing innovations addressing global food and nutrition security challenges.