Ian Watson (Institute of Noetic Sciences)

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Ian is married to Victoria Watson. "He is a board member of the Canadian Power of Hope Society. He served as board chair and board member of the Institute of Noetic Sciences for five years, and board chair of the Global Board of Directors of The Hunger Project for nine years. Ian’s daughter Lucinda participated in Power of Hope camps on Cortes island BC and has worked with theoutreach staff of LifeBeat in London. " [1]

"Ian is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Genagro Ltd, with 73,000 hectares of agricultural land in Brazil. Ian began his career in stockbroking and investment banking in Canada and became one of the five Executive Committee members of Burns Fry (now BMO Capital Markets). When he resigned in 1980, he was in charge of the firm’s European business.

"In 2003 he co-founded, and was Chairman Managing Director of Galahad Gold. In early 2008, Galahad’s investments were sold and the proceeds returned to shareholders. Over its four year life, Galahad enjoyed a 66% annual IRR.

"Charitable Activities:

  • Executive Producer, 3 hour documentary on Forgiveness shown on prime time on PBS Television in April, 2011
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of PYE www.pyeglobal.org
  • Chairman (99-04) of The Institute of Noetic Sciences
  • Chairman (1987 - 1991) of Global Board of the Hunger Project [2]


Biography from 2008

"Mr. Watson became one of the senior partners in Burns Fry. In 1980, when he resigned, he was in charge of the firm's European business. In 1981, Mr. Watson became a consultant to American Barrick, now Barrick Gold Corporation, and worked with the company during the time it made the transition from an oil and gas company to a gold mining company.

"In 1982, he was one of the founders of Centennial Minerals Ltd. and was its Chairman until 1985. Centennial Minerals Ltd was a public gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Centennial Minerals Ltd's strategy was to identify prospective large-scale gold mining projects after substantial exploration work had been completed and conduct further development work leading to mining operations. Three years after it started, Centennial's success was reflected in a friendly, recommended take-over by Pegasus Gold PLC." [3]


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  1. PYE Global Team, organizational web page, accessed May 21, 2013.
  2. Sutton Trust Ian Watson, organizational web page, accessed May 21, 2013.
  3. Galahad Gold Archived Page, organizational web page, accessed May 22, 2013.