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David Watson

Deputy Chairman and senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David joined the group in September 2013 as Non-Executive Director of the company and was appointed Chairman of the audit and risk committee and subsequently Senior Independent Director. David is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ageas UK, Kames Capital PLC, Hermes Fund Managers Limited and T R Property Investment Trust PLC. He chairs the audit committees of Hermes Fund Managers Limited and T R Property Investment Trust PLC. He has extensive industry and accounting experience. David has had a distinguished career as a Finance Director. Most recently he was Finance Director for the general insurance division of Aviva. Prior to that he held various other senior financial roles at Aviva as well as Prudential and M&G Group. David is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of City University Business School.