Fiona Watson

Senior Director, Governance and Capital - WBCSD

Fiona is currently the Senior Director in the Redefining Value team of WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). This role leverages her Legal background and extensive international corporate experience leading on transformative agendas in the finance and business worlds, first in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and more recently on the sustainability imperative.

Her corporate experience includes senior positions at NatWest (2011-2020), and Amazon (2020-2023). In both roles, she initiated and delivered enterprise-wide corporate sustainability transformation initiatives. At NatWest, she was a member of the Group and subsidiary Executive Disclosure Committees , as well as the Treasury Executive Committee.

Before joining NatWest (RBS) in 2011, she practiced law in New York and London in the corporate practice of Davis Polk & Wardell, having started her career in assurance and advisory at PWC in New York. She has a LLM in International Trade and Business Law (cum laude) from Fordham University and LLB in Law with German Law from University College London.

WBCSD is the premier, global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive and more equitable future.