Stuart graduated BE (1991) & PhD (1995) from the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Canterbury, NZ.
Between 1994 to 1998 he worked in the UK at GEC Alsthom on HVDC / SVC systems; then until 2004 in the USA at Westinghouse (later to become Siemens) on FACTS projects.
Since 2004 he has worked at Transpower NZ in various engineering and senior management roles including: Grid planning, Asset Management, and Information management. His present responsibilities include power system dynamic modelling to support the stable long term power system operation and the development of power system analysis capability.
He has co-authored several IEEE Transaction and conference publications and is a member of Engineering NZ.