Stuart Thompson

Analyst - Place

Stuart Thompson works as Analyst for Place within the Smart Specialisation Hub.

Stuart previously worked as a policy analyst for OECD, based in Trento and Venice and working on projects related to SME and entrepreneurship policy, particularly at the local level.

Prior to this he spent 20 years as a self-employed consultant, working on a wide variety of projects loosely connected to economic development from inshore fisheries to sustainable diets, from open source software to iconic youth centres, and from national programme evaluations to strategy for local third sector organisations.

He has substantial international experience, not only from OECD but also through working on European funded projects in transition countries, particularly Eastern Europe.