Martin is currently non-executive Chairman of Purple Dragon. He left his position as Managing Director – Acquisitions & Asset Management Europe Westmont Hospitality at the end of 2017 to set up his own company Acies Asset Management, advising private companies and private equity clients on their hotel investments. While at Westmont he was involved in the acquisition, asset management and disposition of over £2 billion hotel real estate across Europe. His expertise includes buying and selling assets, branding strategy, organisational restructurings, operational reviews, financial strategy, capital expenditure and bank financing. Prior to joining Westmont, Martin worked for IHG in senior roles in development, strategy, corporate finance and marketing. He has most recently assisted Goldman Sachs in the asset management and disposition of the Tifco hotel portfolio in Ireland, which won this year’s HAMA “Value Add” Deal of the Year award. He has several degrees and diplomas in business, marketing and finance from Trinity College Dublin (BScMgt), the ACCA and Boston University and has an MA from Trinity College and an MSc Financial Economics from the University of London. In his spare time, he enjoys running (15 marathons to-date; MDS finisher 2018), reading, rowing and crossword puzzles.