William Watson was appointed to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board in 2006. He has extensive experience in private sector arbitration and dispute resolution. He has occupied a variety of positions, including: Chair of the Board of Referees, Employment Insurance Commission; a Member of the Arbitration Review Panel of British Columbia; a Member of the Property Assessment Appeal Board of British Columbia; a Member of the Health Care Consent and Facility Review Board of British Columbia; and President of the Canada Day Committee for British Columbia.
Mr. Watson was trained in administration at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in arbitration, mediation and negotiation through the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the University of Windsor. Mr. Watson is from Delta, British Columbia. He is married and has two adult sons.