Chief Executive Officer – Seniors Living
BA, MBA, GAICD
Stuart joined Folkestone in November 2015. Stuart has over 30 years of experience in senior executive management roles and 12 years’ experience in the senior’s living space, more recently as CEO at Retirement Alliance (formerly Becton). Stuart built the Retirement Alliance business which developed, owned and operated a national portfolio of seniors living communities. Stuart developed a business strategy defined by quality construction, extensive facilities and a culture of high-level customer service to build a business that set industry benchmarks. Stuart is a director of the peak industry body, the Retirement Living Council and a regular speaker at industry forums and conferences. Stuart formerly held senior positions at Melbourne Business School and Australian Dairy Corporation. He is also past director of the Melbourne Fringe Arts Festival.