Robin Watson CBE
Robin is chief executive of Wood plc, a UK-listed company with over 40,000 employees in 60 countries.
With more than 35 years’ engineering and industry experience, he has held executive leadership positions across a range of industry sectors. At Wood plc, Robin has led its transformation from an oil field services company into a global engineering and consultancy servicing growing end markets in energy and the built environment.
Robin is involved in industry and government representative bodies including the UK Government Investment Council, the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration Board, and the World Economic Forum’s Infrastructure Commission. He is a visiting professor at the Robert Gordon University and a regular speaker and guest lecturer on a wide range of topics including business transformation, purpose led business strategy and engineering solutions for a net zero future.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2020, in recognition of his services to international trade.
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