Greg Watson

Chief Executive

As the Chief Executive at GL Education (known as GL Assessment in the UK), Greg sets and communicates the direction of the business, ensures the focus of day-to-day effort is in the right places, and manages relationships with many of its external stakeholders. 

Greg became CEO in 2013. He has been in leadership roles in the education sector since 1998, having spent his early career in marketing, sales and IT in the downstream oil industry. Before GL Education, Greg was the Chief Executive of OCR, the UK public examinations and qualifications division of Cambridge Assessment. He then led Bell, a leading internationally recognised provider of English language learning and teacher training. 

Greg graduated in modern and medieval languages from Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is a director of a medium-sized Multi Academy Trust and a trustee of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

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