James McKenzie is Chief Executive
of Mesophotonics Limited, the Southampton UK based designers
of photonic integrated circuits.
Dr McKenzie studied Physics and Computing and then went to
Brunel University where he worked on optics for his Ph.D.
He subsequently did post-doctoral work in the same field.
He joined Bookham Technology when the company was in its very
early stages and was involved, as a member of the management
team, in Bookham's fast growth phase leading up to its IPO
in 2000. During this period he was responsible for product
engineering before moving on to become Director of Marketing.
After a spell at Perkin Elmer setting up their new telecoms
business in Europe, he joined Teem Photonics in Grenoble where
he was VP of Business Development and Marketing. At Teem he
managed product strategy and development and also worked with
the founders to grow the company and to put business processes
Dr McKenzie's interests cover all aspects of the optical
and high-technology world, especially the correct fit of technology
to market needs. He is a member of the Institute of Physics,
and is a Chartered Engineer. His outside work interests include
Travel and Boating.