Mark Watson
The role of financial institutions and development agencies in supporting the financial wellness of individuals, businesses and the overall economy is critical and has never been more important.

Mark Watson

EY Americas Financial Services Managing Director and Board Matters Deputy Leader

Transformational leader. Advisor on matters delivering global impact and strong governance. Passionate about sound public policy. Avid moviegoer. Electronic dance music fan. Proud Anglo-American.

As the EY Americas Financial Services Executive Director, Mark supports clients’ governance, resiliency and cybersecurity.

Prior to joining EY, he held numerous leadership roles focused on ways to enhance the quality of board oversight. An accomplished writer and thought leader, he has published extensively on a broad range of topics.

Mark has remained close to public policy throughout his career, starting in politics, where he worked for politicians, lobbying groups and a free-market think tank. Today, he routinely engages regulators on developing trends and policy.

He holds a BA in public policy and economics from The Manchester Metropolitan University.

How Mark is building a better working world

“For over 25 years, I have been fascinated by the intersection of public policy, the private sector and the economy. Nowhere is this more important than in financial services. These firms support the economy, businesses and individuals, and if they fail, so does the system. Helping these firms stay resilient so that they can withstand growing stresses in the economy, technology and operations is very rewarding, as is helping business leaders prepare for and manage through even the most challenging and unexpected circumstances.”

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