Stuart Harvey

Benefits Practice Leader

Stuart Harvey is a Principal at SullivanCotter. He is a credentialed actuary with over 15 years of experience consulting to the health care industry and over 20 years of human resources consulting experience. He grew up in England and started his career in London before moving to Atlanta in 2004.

Stuart advises a wide variety of health care organizations, working extensively with leading academic medical centers, integrated health systems, and pediatric health systems. While he advises boards of not-for-profit organizations on all matters related to executive compensation, he also leads the Firm’s Benefits Practice and is a nationally recognized expert on the strategic alignment of benefits programs with organizational priorities within the health care industry.

His experience includes:

  • Leading teams that advise boards and compensation committees on how to leverage total rewards as a critical workforce strategy in the ever-changing health care industry.
  • Designing executive compensation and benefits programs, as well as long- and short-term incentive plans for leaders of large, complex organizations, to help attract and retain top leaders; drive organizational strategic goals and performance; align people strategies; and reflect market trends and competitive benchmarks.
  • Helping organizations in transition by developing pay and contract structures to facilitate leadership transitions and designing change-in-control and severance programs to ensure leadership effectiveness and performance during change.
  • Providing guidance on program governance that leverages best practices and ensures reasonableness for all parties.

Stuart has both a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is also certified to perform actuarial services by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Additionally, Stuart contributed to the American Health Lawyers Association’s report: Corporate Governance Implications of Nonprofit Executive Compensation.

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