Stacey Martin


As a governance consultant and lawyer, Stacey acts as a trusted advisor to Executive Leadership teams and Board of Directors, championing strong governance practices that are aligned to organizations’ strategic priorities and operating models. Stacey provides expert guidance and leadership on board, director and CEO evaluations, comprehensive governance reviews, policy / process development and governance education sessions. A practical governance leader, Stacey has a passion for driving excellence in corporate oversight and collaborating with clients to support the evolution of their governance frameworks.

What I Wish More Boards Knew

"It is essential to maintain the habit of looking upwards and outwards despite the demands of the role"

Reason for Doing This Work

"The people. I’ve sat in many boardrooms, including a FTSE 100 organization. In any other line of work, you wouldn’t be that close to hearing the debates and observing strategic leaders at work"

Favourite Agenda Item


Experience and Credentials

  • Joined Watson in 2018
  • Law Degree (LLB, University of Glasgow)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (DP Lp, Glasgow Graduate School of Law)
  • Bachelors of Arts (Hons), Accountancy with Business Law (BA (Hons), University of Strathclyde)
  • Chartered Company Secretary
  • Associate, Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland
  • Non-Executive Director, One Girl Can
  • Non-Executive Director, Three Links Care Society

Our Thoughts on Boards

View All Insights
View Article
Watson May 30, 2024
Enhancing Board Effectiveness: A Layered Approach to Governance

You may have noticed a few changes to our look and feel over the past few months at Watson – we’

View Article
Rachel O'Connor May 14, 2024
Navigating Board Composition in Election-Appointment Environments

Board composition is a key part of governance effectiveness. What happens when you aren’t in control of it for

View Article
Watson Mar 27, 2024
3 Ways Governance Professionals Elevate the Work of the Board

Governance professionals elevate the work of the board in all sorts of ways. Navigating everything from relationships to regulations, they