Stuart has a wide range of business experience, including heading strategic planning and corporate communications for a FTSE100 company. He is an experienced board member for organisations from a wide variety of sectors.
After a career in banking culminating in a role on the Executive Committee of Alliance & Leicester plc as Director of Corporate Communications, Stuart now has a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles. He spent ten years on the Board of East Midlands Ambulance Service, mostly as Deputy Chair. He is Chair of the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation , Chair fo Governors at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Leicester and has been a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Leicester. He Chairs the Risk and Audit Committee for the East Midlands Chamber (Derbtyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and is a Board member of the EMB Group.
Stuart is also Secretary of Welland Valley Cycling Club and still races from time to time, and a Board member of the Foxes Trust, the official Supporters' Trust for Leicester City Football Club.
His earlier career included working for HM Treasury, the Inland Revenue and a small management consultancy.