Stuart joined the Board in January 2016. Stuart has extensive experience in retail banking and insurance and also brings to the Board wider experience in consumer finance and asset finance.
He has an MA in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of California.
Stuart is Chairman of International Personal Finance plc and of Willis Limited.
Stuart was previously Interim Chairman of Provident Financial plc and Chair of their Risk Advisory Committee, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Risk & Capital Committee of QBE UK Limited (formerly QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited), a Non-executive Director of TSB Banking Group plc and TSB Bank plc, and was also a former Senior Independent Director at Swinton Group Limited.
Other roles have included Non-executive Director at Vitality Life and Vitality Health, LV Group, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aspen Insurance, Chief Executive Officer roles at GE Capital's Consumer Finance division both in the UK and China, and Director of UK Retail Banking then Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Personal Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland.
He was previously a Council Member of The Royal Institute for International Affairs. His early career included Managing Consultant at Braxton Associates and Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).
Stuart is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee, and the Responsible Business Committee.