Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Buckinghamshire County Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Martin has been Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council since May 2011, having joined the Council in 2005. His responsibilities include overall policy direction and strategy, financial strategy, communications, external relations with Government and representative bodies. He leads on the county stance on HS2 and economic development. Prior to becoming Leader he was Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment. Martin has pursued a policy of making Buckinghamshire “Member Led” and has introduced a “Think Councillor” policy for all officers.
Martin is Chairman of the LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board.
Martin has a background in management consultancy and in marketing. He has been a member of a Hospital Trust Board and a member of the Governing Body of a school in one of the County’s most deprived areas.