Since its founding in 2013, Oxford Space Systems (OSS) has garnered a reputation for innovative design in deployable antennas and structures that has gained it awards and recognition the world over.
With the several examples of its antennas and structures either launched or shortly to be making their way onto orbit, the company is now entering a new phase of its development as it drives towards volume production.
The Board of OSS has decided that it is necessary to bring additional skills into the management team and as part of its growth strategy, Sean Sutcliffe has been appointed CEO, succeeding Mike Lawton.
Sean Sutcliffe is a Chartered Engineer with an Engineering Science degree from Cambridge University. His career has spanned chemicals, energy and defence industries with senior leadership roles covering operations, strategy and business development.
Mike Lawton has been central to the success of the company during its formative years and the Board recognises his exceptional contribution during this stage of the company’s development. The intention is that Mike will continue to advise and support the company on a part-time basis during this next stage of its development.
Mike Lawton stated: “I have really enjoyed my time at the helm of OSS over the last six years and I’m immensely proud of what the OSS team have achieved. OSS has grown from being the spark of an idea to a recognised industry name with its own custom facility, working on technology of strategic importance to the UK. I look forward to supporting OSS in the next phase of its growth.”