Marissa Bryan MCIPD

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Marissa joined Watson Martin in January 2015 as a consultant and brings with her extensive experience in managing, designing, delivering and supporting all CIPD qualifications from Foundation to Masters programmes spanning 15 years.  Marissa became Chief Operating Officer at the start of 2021 having previously held the role of Head of Delivery at Watson Martin.

Prior to joining Watson Martin, Marissa was Programme Leader for HRM Programmes in a college environment specialising in learning and development, resourcing and talent management and research methods.  She was responsible for all Level 3 and 7 CIPD programmes alongside lecturing and tutoring CIPD candidates. Marissa is a qualified teacher and continues to support candidates at Watson Martin so that she can share her extensive experience of HR in the public and private sector with others.

Marissa’s background before joining the education sector was in retail. She held a variety of management positions including managing the strategic HR element of store re-fits and openings before moving into senior store management roles.  Marissa now oversees the delivery team and operations at Watson Martin as COO and continues to support the directors in growing the business.