Stewart is a member of the Organisation Development and Culture team at Q5. Prior to Q5, Stewart was a lawyer working in both private practice and in-house for investment banks for 18 years, latterly as MD, Legal Counsel at Barclays Investment Bank. Stewart draws upon this experience of complex regulated organisations within the legal and financial services industry and his track record of leading high-performing teams and driving change programmes to help bring out the best of his consulting and coaching clients. He has extensive experience of cross-organisational and cultural issues: how to get results in complex regulated environments, involving multiple stakeholders and matrix management; how to increase efficiency and better manage risk through better process and ways of working; facilitating and driving cultural and organisational change.
Stewart has a particular interest in supporting senior leaders through change and enhancing team effectiveness, and has coached, managed and encouraged relationship-building among culturally diverse teams globally.
Stewart is an accredited executive coach, holds an MA in Business and Executive Coaching and is trained in several psychometric tools.
Stewart is a keen cyclist (both flat and hills), and spends as much of his spare time as possible hiking in the Yorkshire Dales with his long-suffering partner and faithful hound as companions and, occasionally, grumbling teenage sons.