Angus Watson

Angus has been involved with the RNLI for 23 years, initially as a volunteer crew member in Scotland before joining as a member of staff 19 years ago.

Angus Watson - Engineering and Asset Management Director

Photo: RNLI/Nathan Williams

Angus Watson, Director of Engineering and Supply

Director of Engineering and Supply 

Prior to being appointed as Engineering and Asset Management Director, Angus held the post of RNLI Head of Construction and Refit for the past five years. As a member of the senior leadership team he was directly responsible for the strategic delivery of approximately 400 Lifeboat and Launch & recovery projects each year with a total spend of around £30m. This is achieved through the three in-house production facilities: ALC, ILC and SARc, along with external commercial contractors around the UK and Ireland.

Angus moved to Poole in 2000 to take up the position of Project Manager with the Operations department where he was responsible for establishing the RNLI’s first lifeboat stations on inland waters. His initial appointment as a RNLI staff member was based in Dublin as a Lifeboat Surveyor for Ireland, assessing the Lifeboat fleet condition and supporting the volunteer crews around the coast.

Prior to joining the RNLI, Angus started his career as an apprentice maintenance technician. By his mid-twenties he was responsible for delivering various engineering projects in senior management positions within the oil industry, delivering high value, safety critical projects on North Sea production & exploration rigs. This experience led him into establishing a new general Engineering / Boatyard facility in Scotland, providing maintenance and support for both marine and land based industries.

As part of the RNLI executive team Angus will share his vast experience and qualifications in engineering, marine surveying and commercial procurement across all areas of the organisation.

Angus lives in rural Dorset with his family and spends his spare time spectating motor sport, taking country walks, and providing the services of personal decorator for his better half and 24/7 chauffeur for his son!