Stuart’s career in compliance commenced in 2000 as the compliance manager at AXA Insurance, he was later appointed Head of Operational Risk Management in 2006. During his time at AXA, Stuart developed his knowledge and skills, and played important roles in establishing both a compliance and a risk management framework within the AXA UK group.
Stuart achieved a merit in the Open University Diploma for Risk Management whilst working in these roles. This complimented his degree in Politics and Economics, and master’s degree in Marketing, giving him a broad understanding of business and a unique view of the regulatory environment.
In 2007, Stuart decided on a change of career and undertook a further degree in Medicine & Surgery and later qualified as a General Practitioner. Following a period of ill health, Stuart decided to return to his previous career of regulatory compliance and joined Padda Consulting as an associate.