Waltham Forest LBC
Martin is Chief Executive of Waltham Forest Council. He has held this post since 2010. The Council is a unitary authority and encompasses some of the most deprived areas in the country. Its business base is primarily small and medium sized enterprises.
During Martin’s time at the Council, he has led on major regeneration programmes, a national award winning gang prevention programme and a multi-agency Child Sexual Exploitation Strategy. Martin was responsible for the transformation of the William Morris Gallery, which was awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2013.
Martin led Waltham Forest’s successful bid to be named the first London Borough of Culture by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in 2019. This reinforces the borough’s position as the leading Cultural and Creative local authority in London.
Martin is Chair of the London Prevent Board and a member of the London Contest Board, driving the delivery of counter-extremism activity across the London. Martin is leading a ground breaking initiative to tackle extremism on an area basis in partnership with the Home Office and 7 East London Boroughs.
Martin is a Non Executive Director for the Health and Safety Executive. In this capacity Martin chairs The Audit and Risk sub Committee.
Martin is an environmental health officer by training. He was awarded the ‘Ronald Williams Gold Medal’, on graduating, by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, where he later served as a Board Member and Trustee for eight years.
Martin has a Masters Degree in Business Administration.