Stuart Carver

DSO, BA(Hons), MA​

President and Founder

Stuart Carver retired from the British Army in 2012 as a Colonel having commanded at every rank, and in some of the most challenging environments in the world- including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland. He has also worked with and led, humanitarian agencies, civilian contractors, government staff and emergency services on numerous occasions.

As well as huge first hand leadership experience, Stuart also has an extensive training background, having designed courses and instructed for junior leaders, middle managers, and senior staff – both military and civilian. This work included the British Security Service (MI5), The Afghan Army, the Baghdad Police Force and numerous Emergency Response agencies. His last appointment in the Army was as CEO of its largest training establishment, leading a mixed military/civilian workforce of over 1000 people. Using a combination of live firing exercises and advanced simulation, over 12,000 people a year were trained for both counter-insurgency and large scale operations. His primary task in this role was acting as a personal coach for senior leaders about to deploy on operations with their units.

On retirement from the Army he joined a large corporation in Calgary where he was the Director responsible for training a large and diverse workforce of 4500 employees – with a focus on leadership and emergency response training. He was also chosen to lead the Corporation’s Flood Recovery Project for the Provincial Government after the June 2013 floods in southern Alberta. This nine month, $60million project, involved over 500 employees.

Having established Sandhurst Consulting, he now concentrates on leadership development, emergency response training and strategic planning. Current clients include Calfrac Well Services, Pason Systems, MEG Energy, Murphy Oil, ATB Financial, Calgary Police Service and the University of Calgary.

Educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and a holder of both Bachelor and Master degrees, Stuart is also a proud recipient of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for outstanding leadership of a 2000 strong multinational Battlegroup during active operations in Afghanistan, which was presented to him by HM The Queen.