Alan Stewart

Audit Committee Chair


Current public company boards: Diageo, Burberry Group, Reckitt Benckiser Group

Prior public company boards: Games Workshop Group and Thomas Cook India

Executive experience: Alan Stewart served as Director and Chief Financial Officer at Tesco. Alan qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1985. He has extensive financial experience in the retail industry, having been CFO at Marks & Spencer and WH Smith. He started his career in the UK in investment banking with HSBC. He became CFO at Thomas Cook Holdings in 1998, and was appointed UK CEO in 21. From there, he moved to WH Smith as Group CFO. In 28, Alan was appointed CFO at AWAS, a leading aircraft leasing business, before moving to M&S in 21. 

Additional information: Alan is a chartered accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). He holds master’s and bachelors degrees from the University of Cape Town.