Throughout his career, Mark has played key roles at several companies, from start-ups to large corporations, holding executive management positions in business development, programme management, marketing, and R&D. Mark brings experience in the semiconductor, telecom, defence and consumer sectors, having made an impact at companies as diverse as Cirrus Logic, Avanex, Alcatel, Wolfson Microelectronic, Optoscribe, and BAE Systems. He successfully co-founded and established Oligon Ltd in 2005; the business was acquired by Wolfson Microelectronics plc in January 2007. Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He holds a number of MEMS- and optical-related technology patents.