George Percival Norman Watt
In 1923 Watt became civil secretary, Department of Defence, Garden Island, Sydney. Appointed a public service inspector in 1928, he was the inspector for Victoria from 1936. Following the outbreak of World War II, he was transferred on a temporary basis to the Commonwealth Treasury as head of the defence division in Melbourne. Deputy-secretary to the Treasury in 1946, he became the secretary in 1948, succeeding S. G. McFarlane.
Watt signature on Australian banknotes
Watt appears on the following banknotes:
- Ten pounds 1940 to 1954 (Coombs-Watt)
- Five pounds 1939 to 1954 (Coombs-Watt)
- One pound 1938 to 1953 (Coombs-Watt)
- Ten shillings 1939 to 1954 (Coombs-Watt)