Stewart is a practising lawyer with Anderson Gray Lawyers, working primarily in employment law. He has strong advocacy and drafting skills, with the ability to achieve successful results in an often-difficult field. With strong attention to detail and a personable nature Stewart can calmly and respectfully guide clients with his sound knowledge of employment and industrial law.
He began his career in healthcare, first as an Accounts Clerk in the early 1990’s at the Roma Hospital before working for approximately four years in Community Health positions in South West Queensland. He worked in Corporate Office of Queensland Health in Team Leader and Manager roles, before returning to South West Queensland in 2004 to assume the role of District Manager with the Roma Health Service District. Due to his strong negotiation and leadership skills, Stewart was able to successfully lead the amalgamation of the former Roma and Charleville Health Service Districts. A highlight of Stewart’s time at Roma was the establishment of an innovative recruitment model to attract and retain critical, clinical vacancies.
Stewart then assumed an executive position with the Darling Downs West Moreton Health Service District, where he gained significant leadership experience as Executive Director Rural Health and Aged Care. He was the single point of accountability for the delivery of health services and aged care in 21 rural hospitals. Stewart’s passion for workplace law stemmed from his role as Executive Director People and Culture with Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service where he led the Human Resource Management and Corporate Services support functions.
Stewart holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Laws, Bachelor of Laws, University of Southern Queensland and Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Human Resource Management), University of Southern Queensland.