Stuart was appointed global GC in 2014 for Coats plc, a global industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business

Before this Stuart Stuart was Chief Legal Counsel, Retail, Lloyds Banking Group heading a team of professionals based in various locations around the U.K., who provide legal and regulatory advice, risk management guidance and strategic support to all areas of the Bank’s retail operations and infrastructure.

Stuart joined the bank in 2007. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley and Deputy Head of its European and Asian Litigation Group, where in addition to general dispute resolution and avoidance, he was responsible for contentious regulatory issues, internal investigations and legal risk management and auditing – across numerous countries and all areas of the bank’s revenue-generating and internal operations.