John Watson

John Watson

John is a Chartered Accountant and spent his early career in the hotel & leisure industry including as Group Financial Controller for Marriott International.

As UK Group Finance Director for IFG Group plc, John had responsibility for all their financial services businesses including Saunderson House, and for James Hay, which IFG acquired and grew during John’s tenure to be one of the UKs largest SIPP administrators.

He then became COO of Equinity Financial Services (EFSL) the regulated part of Equiniti plc. EFSL’s activities include Corporate Sponsored Nominees (CSN) to >3m regulated clients, share dealing services under its Selftrade brand and providing a platform to B2B businesses.