Before retiring Martin was Finance Director of several large Financial Services Companies including Zurich and St, James's Place. Prior to that he was an Actuarial Consultant in the City. He has lived in Kemble since 1990 and retired in 2011. His interests include Rock Music, Football (particularly West Bromwich Albion) and travel. Martin has a Maths degree from Bristol University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.