Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Martin is a consultant in organisation and leadership development, a facilitator of innovation and change; trainer, coach and author.
He is faculty for the Presencing Institute, and for HSBC Next Generation Development, HRH Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference for Leaders, and University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Martin works with business, government and civil society leaders globally. He advises the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative as thinking partner to Chiefs of Staff and Heads of State, including 3 years as Special Consultant to the President of Zambia. He has led collaborative innovation on diverse issues: Heart surgery costs (India & UK); Sustainable cities (London & Shanghai); Water shortage (Middle East & UK); Carbon emissions (UK & India); and the Coral Triangle tuna industry.
Martin authored 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). He is qualified in OD and Coaching; and in Public Affairs, Philosophy, Development Studies and Anthropology. He currently lives near Oxford, UK.