Management Team

Tal Golesworthy

Tal is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ research and development experience including 16 years at the Coal Research Establishment, three years training as a patent agent and 13 years as a director of Environmental Development Technology Ltd, running R&D projects in combustion and flue gas cleaning/air pollution control.

He won two DTI SMART awards for innovation and an FP5 EU CRAFT project. He branched out into bio engineering in response to his own dilated ascending aorta in 2000. He founded the Personalised External Aortic Root Support – PEARS – project and started Exstent Limited to fund the research and development.

Tal is an ex-council member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Filtration Society, The Institute of Energy, a founding council member of the Energy Institute, and a current member of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council’s Peer Review College.

Tal is currently the Technical Director of Exstent Limited.


Victoria Sharpe

Victoria is a Chartered Engineer and experienced engineering manager who has designed, developed and brought to market a variety of products in a variety of industries including medical devices, energy and electro-mechanical. With over 20 years’ experience, she has spent the majority of her career working in Medical Devices in the neurological, cardio-vascular and orthopaedic fields. This includes the development of Lombard Medical’s Aorfix™ stent graft and Renishaw’s neurological drug delivery system and leading continuous improvement activities on Corin’s hip and knee implants. During her time spent in the energy sector, Victoria managed the engineering development of off-shore cable and pipe laying equipment for multi-million pound contracts. Victoria has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Bristol and is a Fellow of the IMechE and WES (Women’s Engineering Society).

Victoria joined the company in 2021 as Managing Director


Peter Gibson

Peter Gibson has worked for most of his career within the surgical instrument and implant field, and has worked closely with key surgeons and engineers to create innovative surgical instruments, including the Selector® ultrasonic surgical aspirator, the NeuroSensor® Cerebral Blood Flow and Intracranial Pressure Monitoring System and the PlasmaJet® neutral plasma surgery system. An experienced business manager, his achievements include the start-up of four successful companies, a management buy-out, and the leadership of medical device companies in the UK, Italy, Finland, Germany, Sweden, France and the U.S. His expertise in the development of innovative products for global markets was acknowledged in 1997, when he was appointed as Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the University of Dundee with attachments to the Departments of Surgery and Applied Mechanical and Electronic Engineering.

Peter joined Exstent in 2005 as Chief Executive and now serves the company as Executive Chairman.


Peter Davies

A graduate fuel and combustion engineer with 30 years’ experience in research & development engineering of boiler and incinerator plant, Peter spent 18 years with the NCB at Coal Research Establishment before founding EDT Ltd with Tal.  A director of EDT for 13 years, Peter manages all of the boiler control, servicing and maintenance work within EDT as well as other Energy engineering based projects.

Pete is Finance Director and Company Secretary.


Ray Morrison

Ray started his career in financial services as a trainee manager, and in the years that followed he held various roles including that of national accounts director of a major insurance group. As managing director he built up London’s largest firm of independent financial advisors. In 2004 he decided to return to providing face-to-face financial advice and has since built a successful practice specialising in internet companies and media groups.

Ray is a Non-Executive Director of Exstent Ltd.


David Ratcliff

Dave’s background has been in Quality Assurance from 1989. Since starting in medical devices in 1994 he has gained experience of a wide range of classes and types of devices including implantable devices and has successfully implemented Quality Management Systems to ISO9001 and ISO13485. Dave also has gained successes with Environmental and Health & Safety compliance systems. More recently he has worked in the field of Regulatory Affairs in the medical device industry and has held both permanent and consultancy Regulatory Affairs roles supporting both large and small companies. Whilst in employment, Dave gained firstly a BA (Hons) in Business & Management and subsequently an MBA. Dave is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

Dave joined the company in 2021 as Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager.


Sarah Hopper

Sarah has had a varied and interesting career. Starting with a physics degree and a masters in radar meteorology, she initially wanted to be a weather forecaster, but different opportunities and decisions meant she ended up in the nuclear power industry working on fault analysis and safety cases. During her time in the nuclear industry, she spent a few years in the public relations department, including two years in the USA. More recently, after 26 years in the nuclear industry, she wanted a change and went back to university to do a fashion design degree. Sarah is now in a new phase of her career, as the business administrator and seamstress with Exstent Ltd, where she can apply her technical, communication and sewing skills.