Stuart is a former partner in PwC and worked in Norwich, where he served as senior partner, London and East Africa. He acted as audit partner to Jarrold until 2004.
Current roles include Director at International University Partnerships, a joint venture with leading Universities in the UK, USA and China which develops university foreign student recruitment and tuition. He is also Pro-Chancellor at the University of East Anglia, Chairman of the Forum Trust, John Innes Centre, Jarrold Pension Trustees and Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk.
Stuart was formerly Chairman of the Governing Council UEA, a Director of Norwich Playhouse, President of The Strangers Club, Norwich, a Director of University Campus, Suffolk and Trustee and Chairman, The Great Hospital, Norwich.
Stuart has lived in Norwich since 1985 and has two daughters and a son, who have all flown the coop, and a granddaughter in Norwich.
Leisure interests include his family, travelling with his wife Gilly, film, theatre, most sports but mainly tennis and golf. Stuart takes a keen interest in the preservation of the Norfolk coast.