Mark Watson
Financial institutions are central to any economy. They must be resilient so that they can deliver services in times of stress. This has never been more important.

Mark Watson

EY Americas FSO Board Matters Deputy Leader

Focused on helping financial services firms become resilient and well-governed. Passionate about sound public policy. Avid movie goer. Electronic dance music fan. Proud Anglo-American.

Areas of focus Advisory Cybersecurity
Office Boston, US

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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