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Gillian Watson

Nationality:
British

Date of Birth:
27 November 1964

Gillian Watson

Gillian Watson is currently Senior Managing Director at ES Noble & Co, the Edinburgh-based boutique investment bank. She is also a non-executive director of Martin Currie’s Global Portfolio Trust and of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

She has an impressive pedigree in corporate finance, strategy and business development across various industry sectors. Her career began with Morgan Stanley in London and later in Hong Kong. She then worked for Standard Chartered Asia Limited before leaving to attend business school.

Thereafter she joined the power and energy sector in the UK and continental Europe where she held senior management positions relating to company strategy and business development. Latterly, she was Director of Corporate Strategy for Endesa SA, one of Spain’s leading utility businesses, before returning to Scotland from Madrid in late 2006. On her return to Scotland, she joined Giltech Ltd as CEO, a role she held until March 2013.

Gillian sits on The University of Strathclyde’s Commercial and Innovation Advisory Board and is a Trustee of the Boswell Trust. She has an honours degree in Mathematics from Edinburgh University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

Membership dates

  • From: 1 January 2013
  • To: 31 December 2015
  • Re-appointment: 1 January 2016
  • End of term: 31 December 2018

Register of interests

Remunerated posts held

  • Non Executive Director, Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust 
  • Senior Managing Director, ES Noble
  • Non Executive Director, Meallmore Ltd

Other directorships

  • Member of Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Board
  • Member, University of Strathclyde Enterprise and Innovation Board
  • Trustee, The Boswell Trust

Contracts with Scottish Enterprise

  • None

Homes, land and buildings
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Shares and securities
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Non-financial interests
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  • None

Gifts and hospitality received
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Last updated May 2016