David Martin was appointed Operations Director on 1 May 2013 and is a member of the Executive team. He started as an Apprentice in 1979 and is a chartered engineer and fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
- appointed Head of Operations and Programme Delivery Division in 2012
- appointed Head of Physics and Engineering Development Division in 2011
- appointed Head of Engineering Division in 2008
- he initiated many of the training schemes presently being run at CCFE – including the apprentice and graduate programmes
- the day-to-day running of the UK’s fusion activities at Culham
- the operation of the Joint European Torus (JET)