For the last twenty years, Martin has played a leading role in the digital transformation of public services in the UK. He is currently Director of Policy & Research with Socitm – a professional association for digital leaders – where his work covers ethical use of emerging technologies and data; service redesign and transformation; health and well-being; leadership, diversity and skills; and cyber security. A graduate of the Universities of Wales, Waterloo (Canada) and Birmingham, his local government career spans planning, housing, leisure and recreation, IT and information services. He has contributed to the British Council’s governance programmes in Brazil and central Asia and served as an associate lecturer for the Open University Business School and for the University of Birmingham’s Public Service MBA in the UK and Hong Kong.
As a local resident, I have supported Grove House since its inception, participating in numerous fund-raising challenges both individually and with the St Albans based Garden Fields Cricket Club. This became all the more poignant when one of our cricket club members benefited from the amazing services on offer during the final months of his all too short life. I am constantly in awe of what the staff of Rennie Grove Hospice Care are able to offer people to give them the best possible quality of life in the most difficult of circumstances.
Now, I am excited and humbled to be offered the opportunity to apply my skills and experiences to the development of Rennie Grove’s ground-breaking Hospice at Home services that put people at the heart of everything they do.