Martin is an Executive Trustee, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary of the Social Interest Group.
Martin was instrumental in the inception, development and registration of the Social Interest Group and has been recognised for his innovative work with a Sayer Vincent financial leadership award.
As an experienced Finance Director in housing and construction in the commercial sector, Martin made the natural move to the social housing sector in 2003 by taking a non-executive role with Sutherland HA, part of Genesis where he was also on the audit and risk committee.
His permanent roles as Director of Finance have been with Servite Houses, The Abbeyfield Society, and Central & Cecil Housing Trust. In all these organisations, he has restructured the finance & accounts and IT departments, implemented new software systems, and renegotiated bank loans.
His role with Penrose Options, as Director of Business and Finance, drew upon his wide business and financial experience in both the commercial and charity sectors.
With this experience, Martin was a natural fit into the role of Deputy Group Chief Executive and Company Secretary of the Social Interest Group, as well as his responsibilities as an Executive Trustee.
About his work at the Social Interest Group, Martin says: ‘I have immense fun at the Social Interest Group because I have the freedom to innovate. It’s immensely satisfying to develop ideas and see them through to fruition. The Social Interest Group is an incredibly dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, with many opportunities for growth.’