Dr Martin Blake
Dr Martin Blake
During his time at Royal Mail, Martin led the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Teams as well as designing and deploying an international award winning Carbon Management Programme to combat climate change. Prior to joining Royal Mail Martin spent over 20 years in the Middle East working first for an American Healthcare provider and later the largest oil company in the world ‘Saudi Aramco’.
Martin has over 25 years experience in business management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. He holds an MBA in Organisational Analysis and Strategic Management and his Doctorate in Business (DBA) focused on Organisational Change. He is an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Business Development at both Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland. He is a non-executive director for one American company – ‘Ecologic’ (green transport and logistics) and two Australian companies – ‘In Good Company’ (full service CSR consultancy) and Carbon Zero Solutions (Sustainability and Carbon Management Consultancy).
He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.
He Chairs the ‘PostEurop’ (45 European postal authorities) sustainability committee and is a member of many government and non-government advisory panels on sustainability and climate change. Dr Blake chairs and advises a multitude of strategic groups, all focused on the development and deployment of low carbon infrastructure, including board directorships of Fuel Cell Europe and the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association.
Dr Blake is also a strategic advisor to Bovis Lend Lease (UK) and the Scottish Government Hydrogen group and a Trustee of PURE a UK charity specializing in Socially Responsible Carbon Offset.