Economics

Economics Department Staff
  • Mr. Nigel Watson BA - Head of Economics and Business
    email: nigel.watson@stcatherines.info 
    Nigel has taught A Level Economics since the late 1980s. Before joining St Catherine’s in 2006 he taught IB Economics and IB Business and Management at Oulu Lyseon in Finland. In addition to his teaching, he enjoys writing about the subject and has authored two Economics textbooks. He also regularly has articles published in magazines, such as: Economics Review and Economics Today.  He has also written an article for the Adam Smith Institute that appeared on their website. A disciple of Mises and Hayek, he is a vocal critic of all things Keynesian! In a previous life he played top level amateur cricket for twenty years for Purley in the Premier Division of the Surrey Championship; and, in the winter, football for Carshalton FC.
  • Mrs Susan Weighell
    email: susan.weighell@stcatherines.info

    Sue has been teaching A level Business and Economics at St Catherine’s since September 2004. She has many years business experience having worked in a variety of roles for organisations such as Marks and Spencer plc, and the City law firm Slaughter and May. Her particular area of interest is the impact of different leadership and management styles on the competitiveness of organisations.
  • Mrs Michelle Phillpotts
    email: michelle.phillpotts@stcatherines.info 
    Michelle is a very experienced teacher of both Business and Economics. She joined St Catherine’s in September 2015 after leaving Beaconsfield Grammar School. In her free time she is a very accomplished middle distance runner. Michelle hails from People’s Republic of South Yorkshire (Rotherham).