Bob Stewart DSO MP
After attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Bob Stewart became an infantry officer. A few years later the Army sent him to theUniversity of Waleswhere he took a first class degree in International Politics. In March 1991 he assumed command of 1st Battalion the Cheshire Regiment. As Commanding Officer he was the first British Commander under United Nations command inBosniaduring 1992-93. On returning fromBosniahe was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. Promoted to Colonel he then took up the appointment of Chief of Policy at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers inEurope.
Bob Stewart left the British Army in September 1995 to become Senior Consultant in Public Affairs at Hill & Knowlton (UK) Ltd. His clients included the governments of Greece,Egyptand the Province of Ontario, Canada. In May 1998 he was appointed Managing Director of WorldSpace UK Ltd, a digital radio satellite broadcasting company that operated across the World. On the WorldSpace broadcasting system he set-up and ran the transmission of 21 radio stations internationally fromLondon including CNN and the BBC World Service.
In October 2001 he left WorldSpace to be a freelance consultant – specialising in Leadership, Communications, Crisis Management, and Negotiation. His first book ‘Broken Lives’, about command during the Balkan War, was a best-seller and his second ‘Leadership under Pressure’ was published in October 2009.
On 6th December 2009 Bob Stewart was selected to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Beckenham and 6 months later he became its MP in the General Election on 6th May 2010.