R&D Director – New Growth Platforms, Reckitt
Stuart joined Reckitt in 2007 and over the past 15 years has worked in a wide variety of global and regional R&D leadership roles in Reckitt. Stuart is currently the R&D Director for the New Growth Platforms division, which includes leadership of the Pro Solutions business, based in Slough, UK. Stuart is head of the Global Business Solutions R&D team and a member of the Reckitt Global Business Solutions leadership team, heading research teams based in both the UK & USA. In this role, Stuart is responsible for leading new product development, innovation strategy and delivering best-in-class solutions and science for Reckitt’s partners.
Stuart was the Reckitt R&D Lead for the COP26 project, coordinating the creation and execution of hygiene protocols and sustainable project selection. Prior to this, Stuart was R&D Director for the Hygiene business in Africa, Middle East & Asia, based in Dubai, UAE. In this role Stuart was responsible for leading a cross-regional R&D team of 48 scientists, 6 R&D Laboratories, supporting 86 countries and 26 different global & local hygiene brands. Stuart was responsible for leading the development and innovation of Reckitt’s local brands in the region and coordinated the testing of Reckitt’s hygiene portfolio in the region to prove efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Stuart has spent the majority in his career in the product development, technical support & applications science of hygiene products, working in both personal care & surface care applications. Stuart brings broad experience across the product development lifecycle of biocide products and a wide range of technologies including aerosols, liquid disinfectants, disinfectant sprays, hand sanitizers, antibacterial liquid soaps and antibacterial bar soaps. Stuart holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of York, UK.