Stuart joined Lloyds as a graduate and has held a number of leadership positions in Retail, Commercial and Operations, with a specialism in marketing and change management.
Stuart is passionate about how the Group can make a lasting difference in local communities across the UK, and this is a key remit of his current role, as the Director of Partnership and Community Programmes. Stuart has strong experience working with charities, NGBs and grant providers, and is skilled in designing programmes and partnerships that deliver multi-party benefits.
Stuart recently brokered the first ever Principal Partnership with the BBC Children in Need, and is currently building a unique programme to drive fundraising, engagement and skills development in schools right across the UK. Before his current role, Stuart led the Group’s partnership with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, helping to take the Games into local communities and schools. In 2014, the partnership was voted as the ‘Best Sponsorship of the last 20 years’ at the prestigious UK Sponsorship Awards.
Stuart is a mentor to social entrepreneurs and talent programmes, and was recently appointed to the Board of the Youth Sport Direct, Stuart lives in Bristol, and is married with two young girls.
"Responsible Business means different things to different organisations. In my role at Lloyds, it means helping to fulfil our core purpose of the Bank - ‘to help Britain prosper’ and, to become the best bank for our customers.
To achieve this, we need to demonstrate and deliver a broader social and economic role, supporting all parts of society and, all communities - helping to address the UK’s changing social and economic challenges. This isn’t a philanthropic aim; it’s about using our skill and scale to make the greatest difference. It’s not separate to our commercial aims, it’s core to them. After all, a more prosperous Britain is unashamedly not only good for Britain: it is also good for Lloyds."