Mr Graham Watson

Bursar of St Edmund’s College

Graham joined St Edmund’s College as Bursar in November 2020.  Before joining the College, Graham was CEO of the Seckford Foundation a charity based in Suffolk whose aim is the care and education of the young and old. The Foundation then included Woodbridge School, five academies, Seckford Care for older people and the Springboard programme for marginalised and disadvantaged young people.

Previously Graham was Deputy Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA), a non-departmental public body set up by the Lottery Act 1998. NESTA funded programmes for creativity, invention and innovation, and education.

Prior to working for NESTA and after 10 years in commerce, he was Director of Finance and Support Services for The Prince’s Trusts and Royal Jubilee Trusts.

Graham is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has extensive knowledge of charity law, tax regulation and governance issues.  Graham has been a board member of a number of other charities including Community Action Suffolk and Suffolk Libraries.