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Nick Watson

Nick brings 25 years’ experience in the development, optimisation and leveraging of expert networks such as the one that sits at the heart of TTN.  He also leads our marketing, business development and deliverables functions. Nick began his career as a diplomat with the British government, where he trained as an Arabist and served in Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. On moving to the private sector, he became a partner in the professional services firm Hakluyt & Company, which takes a network-based, business intelligence-led approach to advising senior decision makers in many of the world’s leading corporates and investment businesses. Between 2011 and 2020, Nick ran Hakluyt’s network, spent three years in Tokyo helping to grow its Japanese client base and latterly ran its Europe, Middle East and Africa business.

In addition to founding TTN, Nick is a director of Othrys Limited, a strategic risk management business, and advises and coaches senior business figures, especially those involved in the Middle East. He is also a member of the Council of the University of Sussex, its governing body.

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