Dr Martin Read, non-executive director of Invensys, Aegis Group, Lloyd’s
Martin Read is a non-executive director of Invensys (where he chairs the Remuneration Committee), Aegis Group, Lloyd’s and the UK Government Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Board. He is the independent chair of the Remuneration Consultants Group and senior adviser to Actis, a private equity company specialising in emerging markets and to Indian technology company HCL.
Martin was chief executive of international IT services company Logica from 1993 to 2007 and led its transformation from a 3,000 person, largely UK-based business to a major international operation employing 40,000 staff in 41 countries. He has served as a non-executive director on the boards of British Airways, Siemens Holdings, Boots and ASDA. He led a UK Government review of back office operations and IT across the public sector which reported in 2009 and has served on the CBI President’s Committee and on its International Advisory Board. His earlier career included positions at GEC-Marconi, International Paint and Overseas Containers.
Martin is a trustee of the Council for Industry and Higher Education and of the Hampshire Technology Centre and the vice-chair of the Council of Southampton University. He has served as a trustee and director of homelessness charity Shelter, the Portsmouth Housing Association and the Southern Focus Trust.