Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, with an LLB in 1975 and after completing a post graduate Diploma in Accountancy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland began his Chartered Accountancy training with Thomson McLintock, Glasgow. He became a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1981.
Stuart moved to the Cayman Islands in 1981 and became a partner in Morris Brankin & Co. Chartered Accountants (now trading as Grant Thornton). He joined Aston Corporate Managers Ltd (ACML) as a director in 2002.
Since the merger of ACML with Circumference FS (Cayman) Ltd (CFS) Stuart has provided directorship services and related services for clients of CFS as well as providing required corporate secretary and administrative services on a daily basis.