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 complemented 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.
Stuart left in 2007 to pursue an alternative career, but after a period of ill health he decided to return to regulatory compliance and joined Padda Consulting as an associate. Since joining, Stuart has undertaken a variety of compliance management and operational risk management roles, and is currently Data Protection Officer for two firms. Stuart has also been heavily involved in strategic Brexit planning for a small number of Lloyds intermediaries.