Boards are our business
We know governance. Period.

Based in Vancouver, WATSON is Canada’s largest governance consultancy. Since 2005, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations across many industries shape how they practice governance, educate their boards and find their leaders.

Our clients include private and public companies, public sector entities, major trade and professional associations and not-for-profit organizations. They seek out our legal and governance expertise with a range of services based on our reputation as the best in the business.


How we help
Governance and Board Advising

Governance reviews and reform, strategic advice and consulting, board retreats, board orientation, succession planning, and policy drafting. WATSON will get you in great (governance) shape.

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CEO Performance

From full service CEO Evaluation to Succession Planning to Accelerating your new CEO’s performance. WATSON’s team of experienced advisors ensure the board, the CEO and the organization have the right leadership at the right time.

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Board Recruitment and Executive Search

We connect you with top talent.  WATSON has deep connections in the Canadian director community and we know how to find leaders.

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WATSON’s intentional design of Board, CEO, and Director evaluations raises your performance. We’ll help you change your organization for the better.

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Governance Academy

Scheduled courses and customized education that is informed by our advisory work, based on current day trends and grounded in firsthand board experiences.  WATSON’s facilitators are ready to share our insights with your board, directors and management team.

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