Stuart joined Proco Commodities following a 10 year executive search and leadership career within two UK listed businesses, prior to this Stuart spent 9 years serving in the British Army.
As the EMEA Director, Stuart is responsible for driving strategy across the Proco Commodities European market offering, whilst assisting businesses with complex hiring mandates. Stuart possesses C-Level relationships and has a particular focus on leading the firm’s industrial practice, supporting midstream and downstream organizations across their Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality & Operational Excellence functions. Stuart and the team are able to provide a unique insight into these firms and regularly conducts competitor analysis and compensation reports on behalf of their clients.
The swathe of regulation that has impacted the derivatives markets in the wake of the G20 rulings has had an inevitable effect on commodities firms who rely on financial markets for the functioning of their business and service offering.
I have been working within executive search for the past 15 years across Asia Pacific and the Americas region; with a specific focus on the commodity markets over the past 5 years. One of the biggest trends I have seen evolve in the North American market, is companies wanting to partner with subject matter experts when they are looking to hire, rather than engage non-industry specific search firms.