Global Head of Legal and Compliance

Stuart Esslemont

Stuart is ZEDRA’s Global Head of Compliance. He has specialised in compliance and risk for the last 15 years and has vast experience implementing effective strategies and providing compliance solutions to ZEDRA’s clients.

With an array of senior positions under his belt, Stuart benefits from in-depth knowledge of the Trust and Corporate services sector. Additionally, he has developed strong relationships with regulatory bodies across a number of jurisdictions.

Stuart started his career working for an international investment, savings, insurance and banking group in South Africa. He later worked for an independent insurance brokerage and has experience advising both private and corporate clients on all aspects of financial planning.

In 1995, Stuart moved to the UK and joined one of the UK’s leading financial services companies to manage the outsourcing of their pensions review cases. Seven years later, Stuart joined Walbrook Trustees as Group Senior Operations Manager before becoming Director and Global Head of Risk Control & Governance for Barclays Wealth.

Stuart studied Law at the University of Durban, Kwazulu Natal. He is also a member of the Association of Project Managers.


Contact Stuart for

  • Compliance Solutions

Languages spoken:

  • Afrikaans
  • English