It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our Co-Founder, Niall Kirk, has passed away.
Niall, or Neal, as a few people knew him, was a key figure at Optimum, a Founder, Director, and shareholder. He could always be relied upon for his knowledge of the healthcare sector and in particular, his experience as a former buyside investment manager, a role which he had undertaken for most of his working life. Niall’s contribution to Optimum especially at Board level will be sorely missed, but it is his friendship, candour, sense of humour, forthright opinions and down-to-earth manner which will be impossible to replace.
We will miss Niall immeasurably.