Stuart currently serves his nation as a member of the Australian Parliament representing the northern Gold Coast electorate of ‘Fadden’ in the House of Representatives, a seat he has held since 2007. He has been a Minister of State, serving at diff erent times as the Assistant Minister for Defence, the Minister for Veterans’ Aff airs, Minister for Human Services and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.
Prior to entering Parliament, he co-owned a medium sized Information Technology company that was twice named as one of the fastest growing 100 companies in Australia. He previously served in the Australian Army for twelve years as an infantry and intelligence corps offi cer and is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and a top ten graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon. He saw operational service in 1998 on the PNG Island of Bougainville following the devastating civil war.
He was a founding director of Watoto Australia and a member of the Watoto International board. Based in Uganda, Watoto operates the world’s largest non-institutional orphan care program and is now exporting this program globally.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).Stuart’s previous books include ‘Hope the Watoto Journey’ and ‘Th e trial of Lieutenant General Hiroshi Tamura: a question of command responsibility’.
He is married to his beautiful wife Chantelle and has three sons. He loves four wheel driving with his family, paragliding, learning Chinese, playing the piano and serving in his local church.