Watson joined First Super in March 2013. He came to the fund bringing a wealth of knowledge in the financial services and superannuation industries. In addition to this sector-specific expertise, he has had executive experience in the maritime industry, public transportation, global infrastructure consulting and government business enterprises. Watson is a director of online newspaper The New Daily. He is also on IFM Investors’ shareholder advisory board. He has held directorships on many superannuation funds, freight and logistics and public transport companies. Watson has earned a bachelor’s degree in laws, a graduate diploma in human factors and safety management systems, and a graduate diploma in finance.