Our People

Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Director
Richard is a founder member of the company, setting up Oakwood after gaining a wealth of experience in the mortgage market with John Charcol. He is a family man, a Nottingham Forest supporter and a talented pianist.
Stuart Jacob

Stuart Jacob

Director
Stuart worked with Richard at John Charcol and originally joined Oakwood in 2006 when it was formed. He is an avid music fan and enjoys dancing various styles including (but not limited to!) west coast swing, blues and modern jive.
Mike Black

Mike Black

Director
Mike joined Oakwood in 2015 bringing vast industry experience and enabling the firm to offer a full wealth management service. He is married with twins, a sports fanatic and a singer in a local band.
Dave Pearn

Dave Pearn

Financial Adviser
Dave joined Oakwood, as a Protection specialist in February 2017. Away from work he likes to spend time with his wife, family and friends. He is a keen sports fan, loves cycling both on and off-road and playing golf. His ideal holiday is spent skiing in the mountains.
Paul Denyer

Paul Denyer

Financial Adviser
Paul joined Oakwood, as a Mortgage and Protection specialist in December 2017. Paul has lived in Cranleigh all of his life giving him a wealth of local expertise and knowledge. Away from work he likes to spend time with his wife, 2 children and friends. He is a keen rugby fan, has been a member...
Jake Ward

Jake Ward

Mortgage Adviser
Jake joined Oakwood in July 2018 and works with clients to find the right mortgage and protection products to best suit their needs. He takes great satisfaction in providing high levels of service and care to our existing clients, as well as forming long-term relationships with new clients. Jake lives with his wife and daughter,...
Emma Claydon

Emma Claydon

Super Administrator
Emma has an extensive business support background in Financial and Business Consultancy and supports the Directors at Oakwood. She brings a super positive outlook and completes all activities to a high standard ensuring excellent client care. Emma lives in Cranleigh with her husband, daughter and dog Mr Darcy.  
Ciaran Ross-Thomas

Ciaran Ross-Thomas

Financial Adviser
Ciaran joined Oakwood in 2019 and is a currently a protection adviser. He is completing his qualifications in financial services will then be part of the pension and investment team as a financial planner. Away from work and study he enjoys hockey and motorcycles.
Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards

Personal Assistant
Rebecca Joined Oakwood in early 2020 after moving on from her role as a Business Analyst. She took a short break between roles to relocate to the South of England, with her Fiancé and young son. She is now enjoying expanding her knowledge within the financial sector, working closely with Mike Black, as his Personal Assistant.
Andy Sweetman

Andy Sweetman

Business Relationship Consultant
Andy joined Oakwood summer 2020 and is completing his financial services qualifications.  He is part of the pension, protection and investment team.  Andy loves spending time with family, cycling and watching Liverpool FC.
Paul Hosker

Paul Hosker

Business Relationship Consultant
Paul joined Oakwood in November 2020 as a Mortgage and Protection Adviser. Away from work he is a keen cyclist, skier and fair-weather golfer and also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
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