Master of Business Administration
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Stuart is a strong proponent of a disciplined approach to strategy development and the assessment of alternative approaches and of their associated risks, particularly in the field of finance.
Throughout his long career in financial services in UK and Australia he has applied this approach to ensure that corporate strategies are carefully assessed and, as far as possible, all possible outcomes have been identified and quantified.
Stuart’s career started in England in internal audit followed by a number of years in financial accounting and, after qualifying as an accountant and completing his MBA degree, he progressed to being the financial controller of a large superannuation fund. From there Stuart was recruited to Australia to take up a position as a senior executive in a leading Investment Management business.
In Australia, Stuart has held roles as CEO of a Building Society, CEO of a Life Insurance company, General Manager of a retail banking and financial planning business and General Manager of a retail funds management business.
After 25 years in senior executive roles in financial services, Stuart started a business consulting and capital raising business for small and medium companies before becoming a founding partner in Dequity Partners.
Stuart works with a variety of investors including fund managers, financial advisors, family offices and private high net worth individuals. He has drafted prospectuses, private placement memorandums and has delivered many successful investor roadshows raising millions of dollars.
Stuart is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is/has been a director of a number of public and private companies and community organisations. He also provides Responsible Manager services to Australian Credit Licence holders.
Stuart has significant skills and experience in corporate finance, including capital raising, strategy development, international business development, managing start-ups, risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, funds management and banking.
Where possible, Stuart participates alongside his investors, after all, if he won’t take the risk, why should they?
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