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 College focusing mainly on development and the school’s activities programme. Martin also runs the Combined Cadet Force and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at the College and has been leading trekking expeditions all over the world for more than twenty years. He is also a Governor at the Old School Henstead. His wife, Helen is a Housemistress at Framlingham and they have three sons.