Stuart studied horticulture at Merrist Wood College and earned an MSc in International Development from the Royal Agricultural University in the UK. Having worked in agricultural development for more than 20 years Stuart has solid knowledge and expertise in project management, strategy development, and technical expertise in developing inclusive, market-driven agricultural value chains. Stuart has worked with East-West Seed for 9 years; starting in Myanmar where he established the company’s pre-commercial knowledge transfer activities. Stuart has served as the Director of East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer since 2016. Based in the Netherlands, he supports the strategic direction of knowledge transfer operations in Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Bangladesh.