Martin was the former MEC of Finance in the North West Provincial Government from 1994 until 2004. Prior to that, he spent 17 years in health care services. In June 2004 he became CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards a position he held until July 2009, positioning the organisation amongst the top ten certification bodies in the world. He then started his own business ventures.Given his strategic insights and vast learning experiences, he became a trusted coach and mentor to many leaders in government and corporate circles. As a gifted communicator, he addressed high impact meetings both local and internationally. His recently published book Credibility Matters, has received rave reviews from a wide spectrum of influential leaders and the broader public.