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Graham Watson - Positive Leadership Limited. Edinburgh, , GB

Graham Watson

Chief Executive | Positive Leadership Limited


Chief Executive, Positive Leadership Limited



Graham Watson FRSA, LLB, CA

Graham Watson established Positive Leadership Limited in early 2009.

Positive Leadership:
- helps leaders solve critical strategic issues, accelerate growth and enhance the reputation of their organisation, and
- equips high ambition leaders of today and tomorrow with the practical skills and confidence necessary to win consistently in a competitive environment and excel under pressure.

Positive Leadership has developed an innovative approach to strategy consulting and corporate finance which brings the lessons of leadership in business and elite sport together in a manner which can deliver sustained performance improvement for clients.

A qualified lawyer & chartered accountant, Graham is an experienced international investment banker and a trained mediator. Previously he was the co-founder and executive director of Winning Scotland Foundation, a director of Noble Grossart Limited, the Carnegie Sports International Group & a corporate finance partner with Deloitte (in both the UK and USA). Graham graduated magna cum laude from the University of Edinburgh Law School in 1979.

His 30 year business career has included over four years living and working in the US (1999- 2003). Graham is a founding member of the Scottish Executive backed GlobalScot organisation. Graham is the World Leadership Day Ambassador in Scotland (

Graham is a non executive director of North Lanarkshire Leisure Limited (, a member of the International Coach Federation ( & a mentor at IDEAScotland (

Graham is also an occasional caddy for his daughter, Sally (, who plays golf professionally on the Ladies European Tour.

Graham is one of the Top 50 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter -

Specialties: Strategic Leadership Consulting, M&A, Capital Raising, Corporate Strategy Consulting, Corporate Finance, NXD

Industry Expertise (1)

Investment Banking

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  • ICAS



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