Neil Stewardson

After more than five years as a Vistage member, Neil now Chairs his own West Yorkshire based Vistage Chief Executive group. He has first-hand experience of how a CEO can at times feel isolated, and he appreciates the benefits of CEOs being able to discuss their confidential challenges and opportunities with a 121 coach and a top-class peer group.

Neil’s background is a mix of international business management, production operations and sales. Over 25 years Neil has led businesses ranging in size from £4M to £120M,from start-upto running a Singaporean listed Plc. He has completed three ‘text book’ management buy-outs in different sectors – electrical machines, steel products and industrial lasers- within trading environments from 24 hour high volume commodity products, to bespoke designed and engineered long lead time products.

His extensive, international business experience has allowed him to guide entrepreneurs and senior executives to achieve their goals through the development and application of clear plans and tools. Neil has coached and developed business leaders and entrepreneurs in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the USA.

Neil is now a Partner in an industrial laser business, an international business consultant and involved in bringing a start-up patented product to market. Neil lives in Huddersfield, has three children and enjoys walking, running, cycling and spending time with family and friends.