Watt is set to provide 25 years of experience in board and financial leadership positions in the private, public and third sectors, including the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service as well as healthcare provider Balhousie Care Group.
She is also a non-executive director of investment advice provider Tatton Asset Management and the Association of Women in Property, as well as a qualified chartered accountant with PWC.
Watt will replace Mark Collingbourne, who is expected to leave the Sosandar board on September 1, 2022.
The news comes with Sosandar’s decision to appoint Saffery Champness LLP as the company’s new auditor, effective immediately, following a formal tender process. There are no matters to bring to the attention of members or creditors of the company, confirmed the outgoing auditor of Sosander, Jeffreys Henry.
Sosandar Non-Executive Chairman Bill Murray said: “First and foremost, I would like to thank Mark for his valuable contributions to the business over the past five years, both in his former role as Chief Financial Officer of group and more recently as non-executive director.
“The Company has benefited greatly from his guidance, and we wish him well for the future. I would also like to thank Jeffreys Henry for the support he provided during his tenure as auditor of the Company.
“On behalf of the Board and the wider Sosandar team, I am very pleased to welcome Lesley to the Board. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help facilitate the future progress of the business. The Board looks forward to working with Lesley as the group continues to execute on its growth strategy.”