Content Manager & Consultant
Stuart has recently submitted his PhD thesis in Workforce Psychology and Organization Design at the highly accredited Aston Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Commerce, and is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Stuart serves as a Director for the European Organization Design Forum and also for the USA Organization Design Forum. He was the lead Senior Manager for the Organization Design practice within Europe’s largest city government Birmingham City Council (BCC). Prior to this he worked within strategic Human Resources, leading some of the largest and most complex change projects in Europe. Following this success, he went on to work with Naomi Stanford to design and implement the city’s OD methodology and toolkit including the training of over 150 internal HR professionals in the method. He later had the methodology accredited by the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Since Stuart left Birmingham City Council he formed WighamConsultancyServices Ltd. During this period, he has been working with private sector clients, was shortlisted for the Sir Alex Ferguson Leadership Award in the UK (a national award celebrating the best of leadership), and has had material on Organizational Design published with the Open School in New York, USA and Berlin, Germany.
Stuart has recently joined the OTM bringing his experience of working in strategic HRM and Organization Design to support the publication of useful thought pieces for the organization as well as operating as a Consultant and Researcher. He plans to combine his recent experience writing and researching his PhD in Organization Design as well as his significant industry experience to enhance the already strong offering that OTM brings to global companies experiencing challenges within a fast-changing world.