Martin is a Mancunian who migrated to live in Alresford, via Bedford, in 1987. He spent many years in the semiconductor industry specialising in optoelectronics R&D and marketing. He has enjoyed Rotary since 1999, serving as Community Committee Chairman for several years and as President in 2005/6. Martin continues to look forward in anticipation of the many challenges and opportunities that Rotary presents along with social activities and good fellowship. He is still a Manchester United fan, follows Lancashire Cricket and England Rugby and enjoys skiing and golf.