Martin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He had previously been with Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Executive.
Martin was previously Head of Performance Improvement at Westminster City Council in the heart of London. He was also Programme Director for WorkSmart, the City Council’s flagship transformation programme.
Martin spent much of his early career as a lecturer and researcher, and has a PhD in applied economics.
Martin is a Governor on the Board at Coventry University.
He has recently completed his term as President of SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) and is the first Honorary President of LARIA (Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association).