Stewart Wood is a Labour member of the House of Lords, a Fellow in Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and Chair of the United Nations Association (UK). He is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he taught politics from 1995-2011.
From 2001-2007 Stewart was a member of the Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers. He moved to become a Senior Special Adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, leading on foreign policy (Europe, USA & Middle East), culture, media & sports policy, and Northern Irish affairs until 2011. He co-ran Ed Miliband’s successful campaign to be Leader of the Labour Party in 2010 and was a member of the Labour Shadow Cabinet and an adviser to Ed Miliband from 2010-2015.
He writes regularly on issues of contemporary politics and public policy, and gives talks to companies and conferences on issues ranging from Brexit, German politics and the US election to international security and the prospects for international economic growth.
Stewart is a Board member of the Royal Court Theatre as well as the Marshall Scholarship Commission, and a lifelong devotee of Liverpool Football Club.