Martin is a highly experienced CEO who has vast experience in the business of sport, having held roles as CEO of Rugby World Cup 2011, Duco Promotions and Tourism Association NZ, as well as being a director of the World Masters Games 2017.
Martin’s background in the sporting world, started when he played cricket for New Zealand BLACKCAPS between 1980 and 1990, playing 25 tests and 93 one day internationals. Since then, Martin has worked on numerous large scale sporting projects in New Zealand.
In 2020, Martin became the chairman of the New Zealand Cricket board. He also currently holds positions as chair of Heart of the City, and Destination Auckland, is a director on the board of Women in Sport Aotearoa, and a trustee of the Cricketers’ Hardship Trust. Prior to becoming the Chairman, Martin had the role of consultant lead at New Zealand Cricket for the One Cricket project, a three-year initiative aimed at reviewing and improving the delivery of cricket throughout the country.