The Watsonian Club President

Johnny Bacigalupo (Class of 1995)

Johnny joined Watson’s in 1983 and completed his primary education at the School. He returned to sit his Highers and left School in 1995 to study a BA in Communications at Edinburgh Napier University.

In 2004 he founded Napier Bathrooms & Interiors and is currently MD. In 2012 and 2016 the company was awarded runner-up at the UK Bathroom Retailer & Showroom of The Year. Johnny is a business advisor for Young Enterprise Scotland and has supported numerous children with their introduction to business and commerce.

He was also a Governor of Watson’s from 2013 until 2016 and was fully involved with his duties, attending many School productions and ceremonies, and also experienced modern day Watson’s teaching.

Johnny is a member of The Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh and held the appointment of Assistant on The Master’s Court from November 2013 to November 2016. He was also a Trustee of The Endowments Trust and in November 2014 became Chairman of The Membership Committee.

Johnny has been dedicated to the growth of new members at The Merchant Company by networking and representing MCOE at many civic and royal receptions and events. He frequently assists The Master and has spoken at Member’s Dinners and events in his capacity as Chairman. Johnny is a Burgess of The City of Edinburgh and more recently in 2017 was appointed as a High Constable of The City of Edinburgh.

He is also a Director/Governor of St Columba’s Hospice Trading Limited, a Patron of the Royal Lyceum Theatre and a member of The New Club.

Johnny and his partner Rob were married in 2012. They live in Trinity with their two dachshunds Alfie and Lupo. Johnny’s hobbies include socialising, visiting galleries and theatre, entertaining, travelling and eating out. He recently joined the shooting club at The Merchant Company and is a keen beginner.