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Scottish Event Campus chief executive says Watson will be “a huge asset” to the SEC board due to his knowledge of financial markets and investment infrastructure
By Anna Grace on 22 Mar 2019
The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has announced a new addition to its board, with the appointment of John Watson as a non-executive director.
Watson is an operating principal for global infrastructure partners (GIP), working with a number of the fund’s investments and is chief executive of Crosswind Development, the sister company of Edinburgh airport.
Prior to joining GIP, Watson was managing director of Lloyds Banking Group’s US$50 billion small- or medium-sized enterprises lending portfolio during the banking liquidity crisis. He was also a founding board director of the Business Growth Fund plc.
Watson is a trustee of Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, a non-executive director of the Institute of Directors and a member of the the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland governing council.
“John brings with him a wealth of experience across the financial markets and infrastructure investment which will be invaluable as we look to secure funding for a major expansion of our facilities”
“John brings with him a wealth of experience across the financial markets and infrastructure investment which will be invaluable as we look to secure funding for a major expansion of our facilities with the vision to create a unique global event campus,” says SEC chairman Will Whitehorn.
Speaking of his appointment, Watson comments: “The SEC is a world renowned and important facility for both Glasgow and Scotland generating significant economic benefit. I’m delighted to be joining such a brilliant team with a great track record of delivery and I look forward to working with them to further grow their success.”
SEC recently promoted Debbie McWilliams to director of live entertainment.