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Board of Directors

Matthew Watson

Victoria

Matthew Watson joined BCLC’s Board of Directors in December 2015.

Mr. Watson brings more than 20 years of experience in technology industry leadership to the BCLC Board. Mr. Watson is currently the Executive Chair of SendtoNews, North America’s largest online video distribution network and was an owner of Armorlogic, a leader in information technology security software for large enterprises, before the company was sold to Alert Logic of Houston, Texas in 2013.  In previous roles, Mr. Watson was the Chief Operating Officer of Carmanah Technologies during its rapid rise from a marine lighting company to a global leader in Solar LED lighting. He also held a similar role with ACD Systems during its evolution from a start-up to a significant global player in digital imaging software.  

Prior to entering business, Mr. Watson practiced law with a large national firm.  He holds a BA and LLB/JD from the University of British Columbia.  Mr. Watson has served on several public and private boards including as a current board member and chair of Audit & Finance of Vancouver Island Health Authority, eight years as a board member of the Victoria International Airport, and as an advisory board member of the University of Victoria’s Gustafson School of Business.

Mr. Watson lives with his family in Saanich.