Watson joined Northumbrian Water Group as CIO in October 2016, having already spent around 18 months at the organisation as Programme Director.
His career has seen him fill a variety of roles at Microsoft, Travelport and Vodafone.
Twenty-year-old cyber security researcher apprehended on suspicion of involvement
MPs question legal basis for facial recognition trials conducted by police forces
Neither Apple nor Microsoft have yet issued a fix
Trump could stop JEDI cloud contract over competition concerns as bidding comes down Microsoft versus Amazon