Stuart Field

Work Experience (latest first):

Stuart Field works as a Director and Community Finance Consultant at Alternative Choices Ltd, a not-for-profit company offering consultancy in the areas of community development finance and the arts. His work includes assessing the performance of Community Development Finance Institutions for the cdfa, and translating from Dutch to English. Previously he offered this through Catalyst Collective. His previous work experience is as follows:


Jan. 2006 – April 2007               Black Country Reinvestment Society  Business Manager

Tasks: Loan appraisal, managing the finances, loan monitoring, advising clients on finance options, plus general business management tasks.


Sep. 2004 – Jan. 2006               Walsall Voluntary Action

Project Support Worker (part-time, 20 hours per week)

 Sep. 2000 – June 2003               World Information Service on Energy – Amsterdam.

Newsletter editor.

 May 1999 – Aug. 2000               v.o.f. de Verandering, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Junior partner in a firm of advisers to business, cultural and housing projects.

Nov. 1995 – 1999:     Radical Routes Ltd. Finance worker (part-time).

Jan. 1992 – 1999:     Carrot Computer Services Ltd. Computer contract work, full-time for Mercury Provident plc/Triodos Bank until September 1993, then part-time till January 1999.

March – Nov 1991:   Primrose Farm, Felindre, Wales Farm hand in organic market garden.

Sept. 1989 – 1990:    British Steel Technical, Teesside Labs.

Developing computer programs.

1983 – 1986:              Central Electricity Generating Board:

University scholarship, including working 7 weeks each year for three years (6 weeks plus 1 week management training) at various electricity research laboratories.

6 months in 1983:    Rothamsted Experimental Station.

Laboratory assistant (agricultural research) in biochemistry department.


Degrees:                Plymouth University: MA Social Banking and Social Finance

(in conjunction with Institute for Social Banking, Germany)

Sussex University: MSc Information Technology:

Knowledge Based Systems (project prize).

Cambridge University: BA (1st Class) Natural Sciences:

Metallurgy and Materials Science.