PhD Researcher, Aberystwyth University

After a lifetime as a financial number cruncher and director of businesses of all sizes, Martin returned to university in 2014 to follow a long-term interest in energy and the environment, taking an MSc in Food and Water Security at Aberystwyth.

This continues: he has come to believe that consumption of fossil fuels will not be reduced unless their use is personally attributed back to the consumer in a way that influences behaviour towards reduction. Consequently he has embarked on a PhD looking at one such scheme, Personal Carbon Allowances, re-examining the evidence that led the government to postpone further work on it in 2008.


  • 2007–2014
    Self Employed, Investment Analyst
  • 2004–2007
    Owner & MD, 24/7 Webvision
  • 2002–2004
    Finance Director, Ascot Group Ltd
  • 1998–2002
    Finance Director, Swansea City Football Club
  • 1997–1998
    Finance Director, CarLand LLP
  • 1995–1997
    Finance Director, Kingdom of Leather
  • 1994–1995
    Finance Director, Optika
  • 1988–1994
    Retail Controller, Dixons Stores Group PLC