bob watsonBob Watson - Chairman

Bob (60) was born in County Down but has made his home in England since graduating from Loughborough University in 1974 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He has lived in Cockermouth with his wife Janette for the past 17 years, has been Chairman of Mitchells Auction Company Limited for the last three years and on the board of local media business CN Group for six years.

He spent the first 20 years of his career with ICI based mainly on Teesside. During this time he gained experience in production, technical and commercial management positions. Bob came to Cumbria as MD of Iggesund Paperboard in 1995 and went on to run three other £100m+ turnover companies before taking early retirement in 2005. From 2006 to 2009 he chaired West Lakes Renaissance and was a director of Cumbria Vision. Bob’s hobbies are golf, gardening, travel and reading.

Mitchells Auction Company Ltd, Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ | Telephone: 01900 822016

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