Martin is married with 3 children and has a passion for the community, having worked in the Not-for-profit sector for more than 20 years. In recent years he has been in the Maori Health environment; 5 years as GM of Te Manu Toroa, and 3 ½ years, as the project leader for the Whanau Ora initiative with Nga Mataapuna Oranga. He is now the Manager of Community Child and Youth Health Services for the BoP District Health Board. Martin says "I work in the Not-for-profit sector to tackle social injustice and to make changes that benefit people. The Acorn Foundation supports organisations that benefit our community and impact families. This is they key reason I am on the distribution committee."
Martin brings years of local knowledge, which adds value to the decisions being made.