Stuart is a prominent technology business leader with a wealth of experience drawn from his time at the National Health Service and software giant Sage, where he held a number of leadership roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Information Officer.
His deep understanding of the potential for digital transformation within businesses to drive better customer experiences and commercial growth will help guide the digital transformation across the Society and Solutions. Developing an approach to technology that can support the provision and delivery of excellent service that is unequivocally human and personal, is a key component of the Group’s strategy.
Prior to joining the Group Board in April 2020, Stuart was a Non-Executive Director of the Society’s Solutions business where he developed considerable understanding of the Solutions’ business model and is uniquely placed to contribute to the Group’s wider ambitions.
He is an active member of the North-East’s thriving digital and tech community, founder of TechNorthEast and Chair or the North East Local Enterprise Partnerships ‘Digital for Growth’ steering group.