From 2019 to 2023 Stuart served at the UK Competition and Markets Authority as Senior Director of Strategy, a member of the Executive Committee and an adviser to the Board. In his previous time at Brunswick, from 2010 to 2019, he advised clients across Europe, North America and Asia on a range of transactions and regulatory issues. During the global financial crisis he was appointed a Special Adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown and, prior to that, he was Head of Government Affairs at the energy regulator Ofgem. Over the years he has held policy and strategy roles in national and local election and referendum campaigns.
Stuart’s UK M&A experience includes advising companies, ministers and regulators on many of the highest-profile transactions of the past fifteen years: Kraft/Cadbury, Pfizer/AstraZeneca, SoftBank/ARM, Melrose/GKN, Sainsburys/Asda and Microsoft/Activision.
Stuart holds an MSc in Finance from the University of London and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford. He is Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at the health care charity Sue Ryder.