Before joining Bede in March 2018, Stewart had 20 years of in-house legal experience, working in the oil and gas industry.
Stewart has supposedly played a vital role as Bede's General Counsel in new business contracting and negotiating projects, as well as in setting up and managing contractual arrangements with current clients.
In her job as Bede's Data Protection Officer, Stewart closely worked with Bede's Risk & Compliance division on governance and privacy problems.
Meanwhile, in her role as Company Secretary to the Boards, she was said to be crucial in creating and maintaining Bede's leadership governance structures.
Stewart said: “I want to ensure that Bede is recognised by our clients as an invaluable partner that demonstrates exceptional industry knowledge and expertise.
"We want our clients to have complete confidence in us to help them deliver their strategic goals. I am delighted to be leading on this opportunity at a pivotal point in Bede’s expansion story."
The Bede platform has a live portfolio of five customer operators from across the world and is managed by a worldwide staff of almost 300 people spread out over three continents.
Colin Johnson, Bede CEO, said: “Kirsty is an expert on Bede’s existing commercial relationships, playing a pivotal role in ongoing customer contracts as well as new business activity.
"It makes perfect sense for her skillset to sit within our Executive Team, helping shape our ongoing commercial & customer strategies.”