Martin has over 33 years’ military experience in the maritime and land environments, including work in
conflict zones from Nigeria to Afghanistan, the Gulf of Guinea, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Gulf and the
South China Sea. His major tours included command of the destroyer HMS Liverpool in Gulf War 2 (2003),
senior liaison officer in Pakistan for the NATO Chief in Afghanistan (2008/09), and Chief of Staff to the
NATO Counter-Piracy Squadron in the Indian Ocean (2010/11).
He has five years’ commercial experience in the security and defence industries. He is staff trained and has
worked from the tactical to the strategic level in joint operational commands. He is willing and able to
travel and most areas are in bounds for in-country studies or assessments. He has a number of associates
on which he can call to provide specialist advice.
Post Gulf War 2 he was appointed an OBE in the Operational Honours List. He speaks good French and