SVP, Human Resources & Communications
Kevin Watson is the Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Communications at NOVA Chemicals. He is responsible for driving organizational culture, employee and leadership engagement and development, and wellness. Kevin also oversees the company’s internal and external communications strategies, including the management of corporate reputation and brand.
Watson joined NOVA Chemicals in 1988 as an analyst in the Basic Petrochemicals division, and then the Accounting Manager for the Styrene Business. Since then he has served the company in a number of diverse roles, such as Director, HR Business Consulting & Organizational Effectiveness; Leader, People & Community, Manufacturing East; Plant Manager, Sarnia Styrene Facility; Leader, Accounting, Purchasing and Property & Services, Manufacturing East; and Support Services Stream Lead for NOVA Chemicals re-engineering project.
Kevin brings over 30 years of experience from a diverse background to his work, driving a culture of continually improving company performance. Most recently, Kevin led the development and implementation of NOVA’s performance-focused cultural change initiative, reflected as NOVA’s Nature.
Prior to joining NOVA Chemicals, Watson was a staff auditor for Clarkson Gordon and a financial analyst at Northern Telecom.
Watson earned an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. He became a Chartered Professional Accountant in 1985.