Stuart has a portfolio of roles encompassing: angel investing, non-executive roles for privately owned businesses, trustee and advisory board roles in the not-for-profit sector and mentoring for CEO’s and senior leaders.
Stuart’s executive career culminated as Group CEO of Bupa, a position he held for 4 years until May 2016. During Stuart’s tenure Bupa was a leading global health and care company with 84,000 employees around the world, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA, and had 32m customers in 190 countries. With no shareholders, it reinvested profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose: longer, healthier, happier lives.
Before joining Bupa, Stuart spent 26 years in senior executive leadership positions with Diageo Plc. He was President of Diageo International between 2004-2011, having been President of Key Markets from 2000-2004. Stuart held a number of other senior general management and finance positions with Diageo including roles based in Japan, USA and Hong Kong. He previously held various financial roles with Procter & Gamble in the UK.
Stuart is Chair of isoshealth, a Non-Executive Director of Smartgate Solutions Ltd and Medopad Ltd and an active angel investor with 24Haymarket and on a direct basis. He is a member of the Trustee Boards of Pancreatic Cancer UK, United World Schools and The Hepworth Wakefield. He is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the Ventures Advisory Board for UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepeneurs. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).
Stuart has been married to Trish for 38 years, has a large extended family and loves music, hiking, skiing, cooking and wine.