Stuart Neilson

T: +44 (0) 7810 000060

Based in Hampshire, UK

Stuart is a highly enthusiastic and results orientated experienced international leader with broad experience across a variety of industries spanning from FMCG to Medical Devices. He has worked for a number of global organisations including Cadbury Schweppes , Boots Healthcare International , Novartis and The Sivantos Group (formerly Siemens Hearing) where he was part of a highly successful Management Board.

A strong believer in results through people Stuart is passionate about the importance of authentic and respectful leadership and how transformational leadership drives employee engagement and optimum business performance.

As an international leader he has experience of managing large global teams and has a successful track record of leading multiple Country Turnarounds. In his last role with the Sivantos Group he was based out of Munich, was responsible for business in over 70 countries and played a key role in leading the company through a multi billion euro merger.

Stuart graduated in Business Studies at Leeds University before embarking on a commercial career. He built his career mainly through the Sales function where he rose through multiple levels from Sales Representative with Cadbury Schweppes to Sales Director at Novartis . His success in sales comes from a belief that strong customer collaboration comes from how as a supplier you can truly ‘add value’ and thinking ‘out of the box’.

In his role of UK Managing Director with the Sonova Hearing Group he applied a high performance transformational approach to leadership fully embracing talent management , leadership development , agile working , flexible benefits and embracing diversity .As a consequence of the high performance , the approach became a global leadership model for the group.

Stuart was trained in Strategy Development at Ashridge Business School and has more recently embarked on further personal development by enrolling for an Executive Coaching qualification at The Henley Management Centre.