Stewart is the Chief Executive of Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care which serves a population of just over one million people across West Hertfordshire and in Buckinghamshire. Rennie Grove Peace was established in 2022-23 through the merger of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Peace Hospice Care. The merger has been a significant development in the hospice sector creating an £18 million charity with just under 400 employees and more than 1600 volunteers, working across five sites and 34 shops. Stewart’s charity career started in 2002 and he has devoted most of his work to the strategic management, development and fundraising of palliative and end of life care. Stewart is a member of the Hospice UK Advisory Council representing the South-Central region.
Stewart became the Chief Executive of Rennie Grove in 2018 and before that was a Hospice Director for Sue Ryder, leading the charity’s services provided across West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire.
Stewart’s working life started with HM Diplomatic Service and included postings in Cyprus and Jordan. During a 10-year career at Marie Curie, he created and grew the Fundraising Operations function and developed the strategic public sector relationships across Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University and La Rochelle Business School with a BA(Hons) in European Business Studies.
Stewart believes Hospice at Home services are of significant importance in palliative and end of life care. There have been strident moves to develop these services and he is driven to ensure that Hospice at Home activity grows across the UK. Delivering care to people in their own homes, is not only where people want to be, but is also the most cost effective and efficient way of reaching the growing number of people the hospice sector will need to support in the next few years.