Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Mr Nick Watson

Member appointed by Council for a three-year term from 12 March 2020 to 11 March 2023.

Nick Watson served in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office from 1995 to 2011.  During that time he trained as an Arabist, and was posted toNick Watson Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.  Since leaving public service for the private sector, Nick’s career has revolved around the development, optimisation and leveraging of professional networks, initially as a partner at Hakluyt and Company, where he spent three years in Tokyo growing the company’s Japanese business, before running its European, Middle East and Africa team.  Nick left Hakluyt in 2020 and is now a director of Othrys Limited, a strategic risk management business providing tailored solutions to complex challenges for both public sector and corporate clients.  He has also set up Trusted Technology Network Ltd (TTN), which offers independent, impartial, expert advice on technology innovation and its protection to investors, developers and companies.