Martin has worked at senior levels in business, government and international development specialising in leadership and organisation development. He is co-faculty of the Presencing Institute, Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, and Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Between March 2005 and May 2008, he served as Special Consultant to the President of Zambia with the mandate to re-establish the position of Chief of Staff in the Presidency. Martin is the author of the bestseller "Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela" (2006). Other books he has authored are: "It’s How We End That Matters: Leadership Lessons from an African President" (2009); and "Driftology: How to Access Life’s Greatest Opportunities by Flying on the Wings of Others" (2015). His academic and professional qualifications include Organisation Development and Coaching; Public Affairs; Philosophy; Development Studies and Anthropology.
At the School of System Change
Martin brings in a deep practitioner perspective from his work with high level leaders in different countries, and offers an introduction to Theory U and how to lead from the emerging future.
The School of System Change is a space where some of the biggest questions of our time are being asked and practitioners are genuinely seeking to prototype solutions.