Management Team

The management team comprises of:

  •  Dr. Graeme Lister
  •  Peter Crook
  •  Milan Patel
  •  John Stocks
  • Stuart Stoddart


Dr. Graeme Lister  (Chief Scientist)
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.

Mr Stuart Stoddart (Commercial Director)
Mr Stoddart has an established record in developing businesses from seed stage to exit. The earlier part of his career was in developing a small logistics business into a large distribution business with a national footprint and international reach. Over the past five years his focus has been on the green economy with interests in new technology lighting, renewable energy and aquaculture. This included the successful sales of plasma lighting in South Africa. Passionate about the juncture between technology and the environment and how new technology can improve the way we live, he also has an excellent commercial understanding and approach to the role technology and its applications and benefits in the emerging global green economies.

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

The testing of Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) lamps in Rothamsted has been underway now for four months. The testing compares Ceravision’s HEP lamps with legacy metal halide lamps and new LED systems and their impact upon the growth of wheat.


Chameleon®, the leading distributor of plasma grow lighting in the Americas, has agreed a ground-breaking deal and signed Heads of Agreement with UK-based plasma lamp pioneer, Ceravision® Ltd, to bring a new, world-leading light source to the global market. The deal was announced on 4th of July – to commemorate America’s Independence Day – marking a new venture between two outstanding American and British companies.


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.