Stuart was CEO of CRT for almost 20 years before choosing to come to live in Central Otago in the mid-2000s. He is now a full time company director covering many different industry sectors. He is chairman of Pioneer Energy, a director of Pulse Energy and a director of Southern Generation Partnership ̶ all in the energy sector.
He is chairman of WellSouth Primary Health network, chairman of the University Bookshop Otago Ltd, a director of a forestry company IFS Group Ltd, a transport company, Road Transport Logistics Ltd and a director of the Southern Rural Fire Authority. He has recently finished a term as chairman of NZ Cricket.