Strategic Leadership

Stuart was Chairman of the London Youth Choir from 2016-2018, nurturing it through its transition from start-up to a flagship youth project for the capital. Championing both excellence and diversity, it brings together over 250 young singers aged 7-21 from across London in a pyramid of five choirs, and helps thousands more each year in educational projects across London. To build corporate governance and team-working culture, Stuart recruited a high-calibre board and Executive Director, and oversaw extensive organisational change and fundraising expansion.

He was President (Exec Chair) of the British Voice Association 2009-2010, which brought together the country’s leading singing teachers, voice researchers and medics to champion the latest voice research.

He founded Roar of the Crowd Ltd: designing corporate singing workshops for blue-chip clients from McKinsey, BT, EE, EY, Interserve, to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He recruited a led a team of facilitators to deliver workshops for over 10,000 participants over 5 years.

He has produced or curated many musical events, from albums through to St George’s Day concerts in Trafalgar Square.

Stuart has a passion for bringing together leading stakeholders in the Creative Industries. At Judge Business School, he recently chaired a round table with the then Digital Minister, Matt Hancock; and interviewed the CEO of IMDb, Col Needham.