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Oxa appoints Stewart McGuire as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

Oxa, the autonomous vehicle software developer, has today announced the appointment of Stewart McGuire as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development.

In his role, Stewart will work closely with Oxa’s executive leadership team to further develop the company’s strategic plan, ensuring it is aligned with the business's long-term vision and objectives as the organisation prepares to scale and deploy globally. He will also be responsible for identifying new opportunities for growth.

Prior to joining Oxa, Stewart led Strategy and Corporate Development for Ocado Group, one of Oxa’s key customers and investors. During his tenure, he was responsible for the acquisitions of US robotics companies Kindred Systems and Haddington Dynamics for $287 million, as well as leading the Series B investment in Oxa (then Oxbotica). Before Ocado Group, Stewart spent almost twenty years in investment banking, most recently in Equity Research covering the pan-European food retail sector for Credit Suisse.

Gavin Jackson, CEO at Oxa said: “As Oxa continues to develop products that enable businesses to unlock the benefits of autonomy, Stewart is bringing a wealth of experience in strategy and corporate development, which will help us accelerate and bring new solutions globally to market.”

Stewart McGuire, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Oxa said: “Oxa has a world-class team, industry-leading technologies and a strong foundation, which combined has enormous potential. We have started delivering the transformative benefits of self-driving technology to businesses today and I look forward to helping Oxa unlock new growth opportunities globally.”

The news follows the company’s recent rebrand to Oxa (formerly Oxbotica), marking the next stage in the company’s growth as the business prepares to scale in North America and Europe.

The company was founded in 2014, and has since risen rapidly in the self-driving technology ecosystem. Oxa provides businesses with the tools they need to deploy autonomy in their operations safely, securely and efficiently. This includes the software driving the vehicles, proprietary generative AI tools that accelerate deployment with Oxa MetaDriver and cloud-based tools for fleet management with Oxa Hub. The company’s platform can be used today across multiple industries including passenger transport, logistics, goods delivery, and agriculture.