Martin is a consultant in organisation and leadership development, facilitator of innovation and change processes, coach and author. He works with business, government and civil society leaders globally and plays the role of “Thinking Partner” to Chiefs of Staff to a number of Heads of State and Cabinet Minister in a number of African states.
Martin serves as faculty for the Presencing Institute, the Rand Merchant Bank Senior Leadership Program, HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference for Leaders, and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy. Previously, Martin served as faculty for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, HSBC’s Next Generation Leadership Development Program, the Blekinge Institute of Technology, executive programs of the London and Copenhagen Business Schools, and Special Consultant to the third President of Zambia. He is an entrepreneur who has set up a number of institutions both in the UK and Africa.
Martin is the author of Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela (2006); It’s How We End That Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President (2009); and Driftology: How to Access Life’s Greatest Opportunities by flying on the wings of others (2015). His academic and professional qualifications include Organisation Development and Coaching; Public Affairs, Philosophy, Development Studies and Anthropology. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK.