Farnborough International’s Michael Watton to take early retirement

Michael Watton, venue director at Farnborough International, has announced he will take an early retirement after five years at the venue.

Watton has played an important role in the transformation of Farnborough International having been part of the planning, opening and subsequent operation of its new £30m events venue. Watton built a strong team around him, made up of experienced event professionals who have worked to establish the event, venue and filming side of our business nationally and internationally.

Watton is a well-respected member of the executive team whose counsel was sought by staff throughout the business. A statement from Farnborough International read: “His knowledge, warmth and kindness will be greatly missed.

“We wish Michael all the very best with his plans for retirement.”