John Watson

Non-executive Director

“I was delighted to be elected to the Board of WWCE and look forward to getting involved and making a contribution”.

John is a recently retired business professional with 12 years Public Service in the military and over 30 years experience in industry Commercial and Public Sector prime contracting. He started his career in the Royal Navy where he graduated in electrical engineering and became an Electrical Engineer Officer and Chartered Engineer.

In 1979 he joined a large UK based telecommunications company and in the late 1980s transferred into a multinational IT organisation. During this time, he took on increasingly responsible Sales and Account Management roles principally in Government contracting, winning major competitive deals and managing substantial levels of ongoing business. Following a brief spell as European Sales Manager for a UK software company, he left full time employment but continued as a contractor providing bid strategy, direction, proposal management and contract negotiation services for two large multinational organisations.

He retired in 2012 to spend more time on his wide range of personal interests that include gardening, DIY, classic car restoration, keeping fit and outdoor pursuits including skiing – he was a Ski Club Leader for 10 years. He was at school in Marlborough, had a two year naval posting in Corsham and has lived in this lovely area since 2002.

 

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