Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BSc (Eng) Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Imperial College
ACGI Imperial College
MBA Open University
FIET Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
FIFireE Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers
CEng Chartered Engineer
EurIng European Engineer


Stuart spent 10 years working for GEC Turbine Generators on large power stations in the UK and the Republic of Korea, where he was the Site Electrical Advisor to the Korean Electric Power Company on a 600MW nuclear installation. He was then employed by Y-ARD, a Glasgow-based marine consultancy, for 10 years, where he worked on projects for the Royal Navy. He later assumed full responsibility for the mechanical and electrical design of a 9 figure strategic nuclear weapon loading facility. After a brief period as Electrical Construction Manager for South Zone of Railtrack, the forerunner to Network Rail, he joined Burgoynes as an Associate in 1994 and became a partner in 2007.

Since joining Burgoynes, Stuart’s principal areas of work have been the investigation of fires and explosions. He has also investigated incidents of an engineering nature that include electrocutions, problems with alarm equipment, control equipment malfunctions and electricity distribution, switching and generating equipment failures.

Stuart has lectured to members of the insurance industry and to police forensics personnel. A number of his cases have been undertaken on behalf of police forces and the Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland. He has provided expert testimony at civil and criminal courts in both Scotland and England.