John Watson

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John Watson

Global Infrastructure Partners , Operating Principal

John joined Global Infrastructure Partners in 2013 primarily working with Edinburgh Airport as CCO, leading the revenue and capital investment projects teams. John works with a number of GIP investments and is Chief Executive Officer of Crosswind Developments, established to sustainably regenerate one hundred and fifty acres of land at Edinburgh Airport into a ‘Digital’ Quarter.

Prior to joining GIP, he was Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s $50bn SME Lending portfolio. John was a founding Board Director of the Business Growth Fund. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC Corporate Finance, John joined 3i. He has subsequently held a number of executive and non-executive positions globally and is currently a Trustee of Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, Non Executive Director of Scottish Event Campus, Chair of Intelligent Growth Solutions, Non Executive Director of Institute of Directors and the ICAS Governing Board.

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