Martin is a semi-retired non-executive director and business consultant. After a career in the finance industry of more than 22 years he moved to the education sector, building the international partnership network of Henley Business School and then developing provision of banking degrees at the London Institute of Banking & Finance (formerly the Chartered Institute of Bankers), where he was Managing Director of Professional Qualifications.
As well as his Senior Non-Executive Director role at ICMP, he is currently a Board member of ABE Global (an international provider of professional qualifications), Smoothflow Trustees (an Employee Ownership Trust) and Day Productions Ltd (supporting his daughter’s events management company). He has also been a committee member of public bodies regulating the banking and higher education sectors, including HEFCE’s Quality, Accountability and Regulation strategic advisory committee, the Council of Validating Universities executive committee and the Banking Standards Board working group on professionalism in the banking sector.
Martin has been a school Governor for over 20 years and is currently Chair of the Danes Educational Trust, a multi-academy trust of nine primary and secondary schools based in Hertfordshire.
He has lived in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire for 20 years and has four grown-up children, which means a lot of his time is spent supporting and enjoying their diverse social and career paths. Sports and pastimes are changing as age creeps up, so he currently enjoys walking his dog, gardening and travelling, as well as occasionally returning to an earlier passion of waterskiing whenever he can get access to a speedboat..