With 3 decades of experience across retail, construction, banking and executive search, Stuart has provided advice and support to high-net worth individuals, families, and businesses. In 2015, Stuart joined Simply Ethical as the Chief Investment Officer, where alongside his fellow Directors he is driving an innovative and fresh approach to managing Sharia-observant ethical investments for clients.
Stuart is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI). He holds the CISI Islamic Finance Qualification and is now an External Specialist Advisor to them on Islamic Finance. At the end of 2017, he was appointed as one of the first Emissary’s of the Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation (RFI) and is now on the Board of Trustees. Stuart has been listed in the Islamica 500 as one of the Top 500 global professionals within the Islamic Economy for the past four years and in 2018 was awarded a Global Leadership recognition at their annual event for his contribution over the past decade.
Over recent years, he has spoken at many events across the UK, Europe, Middle East, South America and South-East Asia, including the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), World Islamic Banking Conferences (WIBC), The Responsible Finance and Investment Summit (RFI), and at the Vatican, focusing on the integration of ethical and Islamic finance, the role responsible finance has in sustainable investing and the developmental use of technology. As well as writing his own articles, Stuart contributes to many periodicals and papers regularly and has written sections for books across Europe and Malaysia on Responsible and Islamic finance, and financial technology.
Outside of financial services, Stuart holds several Trustee and Non-Executive positions on Boards for a variety of organisations in housing, education and is working with many organisations focusing on social impact to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.