Oxley Group in Ulverston

Peter Bedwin MBE – Chairman

Peter Bedwin MBEPeter became Oxley Chairman in February 2013. Peter served in the Royal Air Force for 24 years as an engineer and fighter pilot. Since leaving the RAF he has worked with BAE Systems, Ferranti Computer Systems, Plessey and the ITT Corporation. In 1993 he established and ran ITT Defence Ltd which is now a multi-million pound operation. Peter has extensive experience in the national and international aerospace and defence arena.

Darren Cavan – Group CEO

Darren CavanDarren joined Oxley in 1994 after completing a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at VSEL (now BAE Systems), he holds a First Class Hons Degree in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering. Darren was appointed as Oxley Technical Director in May 2009, his particular areas of expertise include LED Lighting for aerospace applications and night vision upgrades. Darren was then appointed Head of the Lighting & Systems division in 2017 and took up the post of Oxley Group CEO in 2018.


Paul Sheldon – Group CFO

Paul SheldonPaul joined Oxley in 2020 as a Finance Manager before taking up his role as Oxley Group CFO. Prior to Oxley, Paul has held a number of different financial roles across various industries within the UK, predominately in manufacturing businesses. Within his previous roles, Paul has mostly focused on areas of commercial and operational finance. 


Martin Sloan – CEO, Oxley Inc

Martin SloanMartin joined Oxley in 1994 based at Oxley Inc in the US. Prior to that Martin worked for ITT Components Group in the UK for 10 years, holding a number of positions in operations and latterly in sales and marketing. Martin was involved in a management buyout and the formation of Beck Electronics, which designed, manufactured and sold EMI filters to the European defence industry.