Martin was educated at Trent College, Derbyshire, the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne and later at the University of Bath.
After a spell as a Stockbroker he first joined the College as a teacher and then became a Housemaster, the Senior Master and went on to become the Headmaster of the Prep School at Brandeston Hall from 2007-2016. He is now a member of the Senior Leadership Team at the Senior School focusing mainly on development and the school’s activities programme. Martin also runs the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme and has been leading trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years. His wife, Helen, is Housemistress of Moreau House and they have three sons. For the Autumn and Spring Terms of the 2020/21 Academic Year, Martin was Acting Head of the Prep School.