Stuart was appointed Chair of Hanover Housing Association in September 2014. He is an experienced chair and business leader with a dynamic track record in leading successful teams to improve organisational performance.
Previous to Hanover he was Chair of The Commission for Rural Communities from 2005 to 2013. From 2004 to 2010 he served as the Prime Minister's Rural Advocate and previously he was Chair of the Patient Liaison Group for the British Medical Association. He was President of the Methodist Church in 1999.
Stuart is a Lay Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, on the Board of Passenger Focus and Chair of the Directors of the Wesley. He is also a Member of the Ethics Committee of the Department of Works and Pensions.
Stuart holds numerous degrees and honorary degrees and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours 2009 for services to the voluntary and public sectors.