Martin began his career as geologist in 1979 and since then has worked worldwide for over 43 years, managing all forms of enterprise in the energy industry.
He earned a BSc in geology from Newcastle University and an MSc in petroleum geology from Imperial College, London.
He has established a strong external reputation in the international gas business and is largely credited with being the key architect of BG Group’s world class LNG business, from which he retired in 2014 as chief operating officer and executive director after 32 years.
In recognition of his contribution to the industry, in 2011 he was the first recipient of the CWC LNG Executive of the Year award.
Martin has been member of many Boards over the past three decades and is currently the Chairman of EnQuest plc, a FTSE listed oil and gas company. He is also Vice-Chairman of Tellurian Inc, a company he co-founded in 2016.
He is a Non-Executive Director of BUPA Arabia, a healthcare company based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and of CC Energy, a private oil and gas company with producing assets in Oman and the USA. He is Chairman of the Energy Group at Moelis and Company, a boutique investment bank.
He has a number of advisory roles including with Radia Inc, the mega-wind company as well as with two embryonic carbon neutral ventures in carbon dioxide and ammonia
Martin is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, is on the Advisory Board of the Global Energy Policy unit at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York and the International Advisory Board of Newcastle University. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council of the United States.