Keith Stewart


With 46 years’ experience in service industries, an MBA from Aston University and a career that spans blue chip companies to SMEs Keith has a keen interest in helping people improve their organisations. His particular strengths are in operations management, finance, sales & marketing and people development. Having spent most of his career in corporate life he carried out a management buy-in of a long-established family company in 2003. The business nearly doubled its size over the ensuing years and was subsequently sold.

Apart from his business life he was chair of Crohn’s & Colitis UK, a national medical charity where he supervised a major turnaround and organisational improvement. This led to the doubling of fundraising income during his 6 year term and a major programme initiated by him to increase the number of specialist nurses available to patients across the UK for people with these incurable conditions. He is also non-executive director of Welcome to Yorkshire, the official tourism agency for the traditional county of Yorkshire, promoting tourism both nationally and internationally. It successfully brought the Tour de France Grand Depart to Yorkshire in 2014 and has been successful in winning the right to stage the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

Keith is now applying his extensive business knowledge to leadership coaching within Vistage UK.

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Keith has been married to Sally for 37 years and they have two children. Other than his family Keith is passionate about business, investing, politics, rock music, veteran and classic cars and motorcycles. To keep fit he runs regularly and goes walking in the many beautiful places Yorkshire has to offer.

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