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Meet The
Afon Technology Employees

We are fortunate to have a team of individuals with a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise in their respective fields, all passionate about delivering a game changing device in the world of diabetes and beyond.

Dr Isamar Masso

DR ISAMAR CARRILLO MASSO - BED, MAAL, PHD

Isamar is the company’s Quality, Regulatory, and Clinical Trials Manager, Risk Coordinator, Management Representative, and Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance. She is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining quality management systems for Afon Technology. She also leads the regulatory affairs document submission, and is responsible for Risk Coordination, supervising the Product Risk Manager, Health and Safety Officer, and Enterprise Risk Management team.

Isamar also performs the duties of Afon’s CTM in all of Afon’s clinical trials. She is experienced in Quality and Regulatory affairs, clinical trials management, protocol testing, and work design in the medical device industry.

Consuelo Handy BE, MScPM

CONSUELO HANDY - BE, MSCPM

Consuelo is a Software Developer, responsible for writing the software code used during in-house trials and testing. She is also involved in developing a new (patentable) testing method for Afon’s technology which will be implemented into the glucose monitoring device. Consuelo helps to coordinate the Medical Device Software Validation and Compliance, along with the Quality Manager.

Consuelo has been involved in projects in Mexico, Chile, and the UK. She graduated as a Cybernetics and Computer Systems Engineer from La Salle University in Mexico City where she also studied a Master’s Degree in Project Management. She has experience in project management, and workflow design of projects on an international level.

Dr Muhammad Qureshi

DR MUHAMMAD RAFAQAT - PHD

Muhammad Rafaqat Ali Qureshi is an RF/Microwave Engineer. He is responsible for conducting research and development activities at Afon Technology. He is also accountable for conducting medical trials on volunteers.

Dr. Qureshi is a Gold medallist in his undergrad from Pakistan and went on to do a master’s degree at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), where he graduated with distinction and secured Principal award. He also received fully-funded studentship for his PhD at QMUL.

Dr. Qureshi has been involved in conducting research for Public Health England (PHE) and University College London (UCL). He has vast experience in the field of antennas and bioelectromagnetics. He is also reviewer for various journals and research papers.

Lisa Griffiths

LISA GRIFFITHS - BSC (HONS), MBA

Lisa is the Office Manager alongside Beth and together they are responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the office, running the HR and finance functions, providing administrative support to the team, PA to the CEO and being a point of contact for Afon Technology shareholders. Lisa is also the appointed compliance officer for GDPR, is a first aider and fire warden. Lisa holds a Masters in Business Administration and also a Business with Legal Studies degree. Lisa has worked in several office environments, mainly in administrative positions within Sales, Compliance, Customer Relationship Management and more recently working on temporary projects. Lisa has family members who have diabetes and is therefore particularly interested in the development of a non-invasive glucose monitoring device.

Lisa is married and has three children, Isabelle, Jasmine and Eric. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs Poppy and Daisy.

BETH HODGE LLB

BETH HODGE - LLB

Beth rejoined the team at Afon in 2022 to share the Office Manager role with Lisa Griffiths, after initially working with CEO Sabih Chaudhry back in 2015 when the company first started. Beth and Lisa support the CEO in the smooth running of the company, including day to day HR, finance, shareholder relations and lots more! She loves how varied and interesting the work at Afon Technology is. As a Type 1 Diabetic herself, Beth has a personal interest in the work the company is doing to develop a non-invasive glucose monitor. As a busy mum, Beth really believes this device will remove a huge element of the day to day hassle that comes with having diabetes. She also has family members with diabetes for whom a non-invasive device will be life changing.

Beth is married to Tim and they have 3 young children, Noah, Emily and Jude. Outside of work and general ‘Mum’ duties, she enjoys playing netball and trying to keep fit and healthy!

Maddie Wilson

MADDIE WILSON

Maddie Wilson initially joined the company to support the administration team, however since then her role has developed considerably and she is now predominantly focused on Project Coordination, data analysis and managing the in-house clinical trials. Maddie also assists the Office Managers and the rest of the team with any general administrative work in the office and laboratory.

Maddie is one of our appointed fire wardens and first aiders and also assists with the day to day health and safety for the company. Maddie is currently studying for her BSc (Honours) Mathematics and Statistics with the Open University.

Kirsty Norris

KIRSTY NORRIS - BSC (HONS), FIAB

Kirsty is the Finance Assistant for Afon Technology. She joined the company in 2018 to oversee the finance functions and provide support to CEO Sabih with cashflows, grant applications, and financial reporting.

Kirsty graduated from the University of the West of England in 2000 with an Accounting and Finance degree. She went on to gain her ACA Professional Certificate and has become a Fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in both Practice and Industry performing management accounting for companies in a wide variety of sectors. Away from work she enjoys skiing, cycling and walking with her dog. She is married and has two children, Arthur aged twelve and Hannah aged two. She is very excited and feels privileged to be part of a team that will be producing a product that will radically change the lives of people who have diabetes.

Julia Ryan

JULIA RYAN

Julia is the Quality Administrator and Junior CRA. She is responsible for the company’s documentation management system and assists Dr Isamar with regulatory compliance. As Junior CRA, she works closely with Dr Isamar to prepare and submit documentation in preparation for clinical trials and makes visits to carry out on-site clinical monitoring. She is also one of the office’s first aiders.

Julia has a background as an English teacher and, more recently, has provided proofreading and training services to businesses. Julia lives in the countryside outside Chepstow and likes to spend time walking and learning Welsh. She lives with her partner and Bowzer the cat.

Huw Hopkins

HUW HOPKINS - MSC

Huw joined Afon in 2023 as a Usability and Human Factors Specialist taking responsibility for all aspects of usability engineering throughout product development. Working towards developing user friendly products and managing the necessary regulatory compliance for usability.

Huw completed a master’s degree in Advanced Product Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016 and has since had 6+ years’ experience in the medical device industry in design and development roles. He is particularly interested in the non-invasive technology being developed at Afon, and the prospects of improving the lives of people with diabetes. Huw says, ‘It’s great to be a part of the team at this stage’. Outside of work Huw is interested in cycling, running and some DIY.

Dr Daniel Fowles MSci, PhD

DR DANIEL FOWLES - MSCI, PHD

Dr Daniel Fowles joined the team as an AI Data Analyst; responsible for developing AI models for use in glucose monitoring, analysis of clinical trials and the support of general software development. Having graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2019 with an MSci degree in Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Dan later obtained a PhD in Computational Chemistry. During this time, Dan focussed on the development of physics-based and deep learning models for use in small molecule property prediction relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

He is especially interested in the technology being developed at Afon, and having the opportunity to contribute towards its development. Dan is looking forward to exploring Wales, and in his spare time enjoys following the rugby and trying to keep fit and healthy.

Diana

DIANA LITWIN

Diana joined Afon in 2023 to assist with the day-to-day administration and logistical requirements within the company as well as taking on the role of purchasing assistant. She will also be creating and implementing new streamlined processes to assist with the smooth running of the business. She is keen to learn and provide support to the team.

Diana is a great asset to the team with her strong work ethic and organisational skills.

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