An accomplished international food industry executive and experienced multinational CEO, Martin brings a proven ability to build teams, strengthen organizations and unlock market potential.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director of a number of food companies from pre-revenue emerging businesses to well established market leaders in North America. He also acts as a consultant and advisor to senior management teams in the international food, nutrition and specialty chemicals industries.
Most recently Martin was the President and CEO of Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd (ONC), the international leader in the manufacturing and marketing of Omega 3 essential fatty acids for the food, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. With manufacturing in Peru, USA and Canada, sales and marketing operations across 5 continents and the largest privately held marine research and development facility in North America, ONC was by far and away the largest and most successful global business competing in this fast-growing market. Ocean Nutrition was acquired by Dutch Multinational, Royal DSM in 2012.
Prior to joining ONC, Martin was Executive Vice President of Loblaw Companies Ltd, Canada’s leading food retailer where he led their $7.0 billion private label division. Martin’s responsibilities included the management and marketing of the two largest consumer brands in Canada and the global sourcing and development of over 8000 product lines.
In addition, Martin has served as President of Robin Hood Multifoods Inc., President of Pillsbury Canada Ltd., Managing Director of The Pillsbury Company in the UK and Ireland and Head of Haagen Dazs Europe.
Martin studied food technology at Cheshire College of Agriculture and holds a BSc (hons) in Food Marketing Management from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.