Martin has been Chief Executive of the Council since April 2009. He previously worked for Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Executive.
Martin has also worked as Head of Performance Improvement at Westminster City Council in the heart of London. He was also Programme Director for WorkSmart, Westminster’s transformation programme.
Martin spent much of his early career as a lecturer and researcher, and has a PhD in applied economics.
He is a Governor on the Board at Coventry University and is the first Honorary President of LARIA (Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association). He was the President of SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) in 2013 and now leads their Digital Leadership Network. In 2014 he was ranked at 32 in the Local Government Chronicle’s list of the 100 most influential people in local government.