Martin is currently Chairman of East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, and a Non-Executive Director of Public Health England. He was most recently Deputy Chairman of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Chair of Porton Biopharma Ltd and Chairman of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He has served previously as a Non-Executive Director of the Health Protection Agency, the National Biologicals Standards Board and the National Blood Authority.
He has held a series of roles as Chair, CEO and executive board director in international pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. He has served on boards in the UK, USA, Japan, France and the Nordic region. He holds a degree in Pharmacy, an M.Sc. in Industrial Administration and is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.