After serving in the British armed forces, Stuart started his career in the UK as a mechanical design engineer of bespoke industrial machines. Much of Stuart’s experience in his early career was in designing materials handling machines for industrial processes and recycling plants. Before emigrating to NZ he was working in facilities engineering management for a large multinational brewing company.

After emigrating to New Zealand in 2010, Stuart has worked in engineering consultancies before a 6-year term working in the HVAC industry with a NZ manufacturer-supplier and advising consultant engineers and contractors on technical requirements of designs and installations. He then worked as a design engineer/estimator for an industrial/process heat manufacturer-supplier before working at RCR Infrastructure as The Engineer for a national HVAC contractor as a commercial/public sector specialist.