Dr Peter Watson
Dr Peter Watson - Non-Executive Board Member
Peter Watson brings many years experience of engineering, both
in industry and with links to academia. He was formerly Chairman
and Chief Executive of AEA Technology plc, where he was responsible
for a turnover of £250 million and 2,500 staff, and he continues to
hold a number of non-executive positions.
Educated at the University of Leeds and the University of
Waterloo, Canada, Dr Watson started his career with British
Railways Research. He moved to GKN and spent 15 years with them, beginning as
a manager in the R&D Centre and ending in 1991 as Chairman and
Chief Executive of two operating divisions. He then returned
to British Railways and held a number of Board-level posts before
leaving to become Chief Executive of AEA Technology in 1994.
Dr Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded
the OBE in 1988.
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