James Watson

Dr Watson is the Secretary General of Eurogas since January 2019. Eurogas is the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors. Prior to this, he was the CEO of SolarPower Europe. Before joining SolarPower Europe, he worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick. Before coming to Brussels, he worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia. Earlier in his career James worked for various UK government bodies in London and worked as a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Manchester. He holds a Ph.D in International Trade and Environmental Law from the University of Leeds, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.