Chief Executive Officer & Principal
Stuart started his working life as “the guy who lifted boxes” at a textile manufacturer, working his way up to running the company’s sales team before moving into a career in the financial services industry.
He returned to learning in his 20s, studying A levels at night school before reading politics, philosophy and economics at Teesside University.
Since then he has achieved a degree, teaching post-grad, a master’s degree in enterprise management and an MBA. Stuart also runs his own coaching company working with managers of small and medium-sized businesses to improve performance.
Stuart has worked in Education at a senior level for over 15 years, holding management roles at Newcastle College Group for 4 years and Director of Quality and Enterprise at Lancaster and Morecambe College for 7 years.
Stuart moved to East Anglia 4 years ago to take the role of CEO at Great Yarmouth College. He quickly involved himself in the community taking a proactive role in local and regional civic leadership. Stuart now serves on the New Anglia LEP Skills Board and also on Enterprise GY, GY Chamber of Commerce and national portfolio groups at Association of Colleges. He is leading a project with Eastern Region colleges (ACER) on wellbeing in Further Education and comments nationally on issues relating to wellbeing and mental health in education.