Pasadena’s Rockley Photonics Appoints New Director to Board

Published : Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 6:44 AM

Caroline Brown

Pasadena-based Rockley Photonics, a pioneer in integrated optics for high-density digital systems, has announced the appointment of Caroline Brown to its board of directors. Brown will chair the company’s audit committee, a company announcement on Tuesday said.

“Chairing our audit committee is a critical role as we structure our business for growth,” said Mahesh Karanth, chief finance officer, Rockley Photonics. “Our technology addresses multiple markets from data centers to the sensing environment for automation, autonomy, IOT and AI. We need the right financial platform in place to be successful in these high-growth sectors.”

Brown has served as senior independent director and audit chair for several alternative investment market businesses and currently holds several non-executive directorships. She has over 18 years of experience in driving strategic growth and leading high performing teams in the technology and professional services sectors, including roles with Merrill Lynch (New York), UBS and HSBC.

“Caroline brings an impressive range of skills and experience, which adds to and complements the board’s extensive background in the public markets,” said Andrew Rickman, Rockley Photonics CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We are delighted that she has agreed to add her knowledge and energy to further accelerate our exciting trajectory.”

“I am very excited to be joining Rockley at this stage in its journey. Recent industry M&A (merger and acquisitions) activity has highlighted the strategic value that manufacturers see in integrated photonics,” Brown said of her appointment.

Brown is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and holds a first-class degree and PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from the Cass Business School, University of London.

Rockley Photonics has its offices at 234 E Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. The company also has offices in San Jose, Oxford in the UK and in Helsinki, Finland.

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