Martin has held HR Director positions in both private and public sectors. His most recent position was as HR Director of the Metropolitan Police Service, a role he held for 9 years (2001-2011).
During this period, the HR department was transformed into a leading and respected department across the UK. Both the department and Martin himself were recognized with several honors and awards.
Martin is regularly named as one of the leading HR figures in the UK today and was named as HR Director of the year by The Daily Telegraph and was awarded the OBE in 2010 for services to HR in the police and in particular the Metropolitan Police.
He is a Chartered Companion of the CIPD and a qualified mediator. Martin is a Senior independent director and Vice Chair of Midland Heart Care and Housing. He was until recently, a non-executive director of Roffey Park Business Institute and a trustee of The University of Westminster. Previous to that Martin was a non-executive director with Job Centre Plus and the Employers Forum for Age and Faith.
He has also been the HR Director of The Berkeley Group plc, Westminster Health Care Holdings plc and The Housing Corporation.
He served as a board member and reported directly to the Commissioner. Martin was responsible for HR, Leadership and Training (with a budget of £110m), as well as Logistics, Catering and other functions (with a further budget of just under £100m).
During his service Martin introduced a major new HR infrastructure and system saving over £15m per annum and requiring 350 fewer HR employees. He also transformed the training structure and put in place a model that, by 2012/13, will save over £30m each year.
Martin introduced new HR policies and systems that increased the police workforce by over 13,000. He was actively at the centre of new pay structure design for the entire UK police service and was very involved in plans to reform and modernise policing nationally.
Martin was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 for services to policing.