Wayne McKenzie has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector with extensive knowledge of project development and management. Wayne holds an MBA and a BSc in Electrical Engineering (Hons.) and has also completed several executive courses with Kellogg School of Management and Harvard Business School.
Wayne joined JEP in 1996 as the Chief Project Engineer. In March 2000, Wayne was appointed General Manager making him the youngest national to lead an electric company in Jamaica.
Mr. McKenzie’s invaluable service to Jamaica’s energy sector and communities span over 20 years. Under his stewardship, JEP’s operating asset Doctor Bird Power Station transitioned from being managed by a foreign-owned entity to self-operation in September 2002. In 2006, JEP grew from one 74MW power barge to two power barges adding 50MW of energy to the national grid. Such improvement represented a 67% growth in the Company’s generating capacity.
Wayne is the Chairman of the Board of the Jamaica Maritime Institute Trust, and Director on the Boards of Jamaica Environment Trust, Jamaica Conservation Development Trust, and the American Chamber of Commerce.