Stuart holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and spent several years working as a lecturer in Project Management, Business Policy, and Operations Management. Stuart joined the Scottish Government in 2005 from a background in air, rail and road freight transport logistics to manage major rail electrification projects and is now Head of Hydrogen Policy for the Scottish Government, leading the development of policy in this exciting and ambitious area.
During his time as Head of Hydrogen Policy, the Scottish Government has commissioned and published a range of analysis and research on hydrogen including: the Scottish Hydrogen Assessment Report , the report of the study into Deep Carbonisation Pathways for Scottish Industries (considering hydrogen and electrification) and the Scottish Offshore Wind to Green Hydrogen Opportunity Assessment.
All of which provided the evidence base to inform the publication of the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement in December 2020 announcing Scotland’s ambition of generating 5 Giga Watts of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen by 2030.
Following on from the publication of the policy statement the hydrogen policy team in Scottish Government launched the Hydrogen Action Plan in 2022.