Martin has been Chief Executive of the Parole Board since October 2015. He has spent the majority of the past 25-years working in the justice system in a range of delivery or policy roles.
Career highlights include:
* overseeing the Parliamentary passage of the Courts Act 2003 that led to the creation of HM Courts Service;
* a range of senior roles for HM Courts Service (overseeing various improvement programmes such as drug and domestic violence courts; the CJSSS Programme to improve the speed and efficiency of the magistrates’ courts and the HMCS response to the 2011 “riots”);
* as Head of Sentencing Policy overseeing the Government’s position on whole life tariffs; and working to develop/implement four Acts of Parliament between 2012 and 2015 – including legislation to allow court broadcasting; the abolition of the IPP sentence and implementing its replacement; reform of community penalties; and legislation to end the automatic early release of the most serious child sex offenders and terrorist offenders.