Although originally trained as an ecologist Martin has worked for the last 40 years at the interface between environmental conservation and business sustainability,
During this period he has worked with NGOs, including as Deputy Director of Fauna & Flora International, businesses, governments and international agencies in in both technical and senior management roles.
Martin has experience that covers the extractive sector, energy, forestry, agriculture and tropical commodities. He has chaired both RioTinto & BP Biodiversity Advisory Groups, and has been heavily involved in international policy, representing both civil society and governments, e.g. with the Convention on Biological Diversity, where he has focused on “Mainstreaming” the environment into other sectors.
Martin is currently Senior Advisor on Business and Biodiversity with BirdLife International, for whom he co-chairs the Strategy and Objectives Working Group of the Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber, a member of the external advisory panel for CEMEX, and for the Concrete Sustainability Council, and is a Director of Conservation Policy & Practice, Skarn Associates and Bloomsbury Mineral Economics.