Stuart Branch

Stuart Branch

Chief People & Digital Officer, Weetabix

Stuart has over 10 years’ executive level experience in business. His career has taken in a diverse range of sectors – from hospitality and retail, to financial services to manufacturing – where he has driven business change at an extensive scale. His customer-centric, commercially-focused approach is perfectly suited to the fast-paced world of FMCG. Now responsible for the organisation and effectiveness of people, systems, technology, culture & performance of The Weetabix Food Company – creating and executing the Weetabix People, Information & Technology Agenda. His work particular focuses on organisation design, talent & capability, employee engagement, business systems & processes, data & insight, as well as leadership development, performance and reward. He describes his role as continuing to make Weetabix a Great Place to Work. He believes that both HR & IT add value through business partnering and building individual capability – he is passionate about the fact ‘the manager makes the difference’.

Stuart joined Weetabix in the autumn of 2012, leaving Masco Corporation after 4 years serving as both the European HR and Customer Services Director.

Prior Career:
• Interim HR Director (OD) – Thomas Cook
• Group OD Director – Boots PLC
• Head of Corporate HR, OD & Change – A&L (Santander)
• Head of HR, Change & Development – Whitbread Hotels
• General Manager (Restaurants & Hotels) – Whitbread Group

Stuart lives in Silverstone, Northamptonshire with his wife, Christine and twin daughters Megan & Sarah. Stuart is a keen fundraiser and enjoys many sports specifically triathlon, swimming and the challenges of endurance sport.