Fergus Watts is an entrepreneur and investor with businesses across Australia, the United States and London.
Fergus started working life as a professional AFL footballer. Picked at number 14 in the 2003 National Draft, Fergus went on to play for both the Adelaide Crows and St Kilda Saints. After a significant run of injuries, Fergus was left unable to play the game at the highest level and his career was cut short.
At 22yo Fergus founded leading independent marketing agency network Bastion. Started from his living room with zero experience or investment, Bastion is now the largest independent agency network in Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and Auckland employing over 300 staff. Fergus is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Bastion.
Fergus is currently the CEO of the Reach Foundation. The Reach Foundation delivers targeted, youth-designed and led programs aimed at the promotion, prevention and early intervention of mental health in young people. This proven, peer-to-peer approach creates spaces that are relatable, interactive and engaging while empowering young people to build social, emotional and resilience skills early on in life.
Fergus’ speciality is business growth and entrepreneurship.