Martin Ferguson

Director of Policy & Research, Socitm

Martin Ferguson

Director of Policy & Research, Socitm

Biography

Martin leads Socitm’s policy and research spanning ethical use of technologies and data in post-Covid recovery, service design and transformation, leadership, diversity and skills, and modernising ICT service delivery.

A graduate of the Universities of Wales, Waterloo (Canada) and Birmingham, his local government career spans planning, environment, housing, leisure and recreation, IT and policy support services. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a founder member of the Linked Organisation of Local Authority ICT Societies, a member of Major Cities of Europe’s Organising Committee, programme manager for the UK Local CIO Council and a past President of Socitm.

In Brazil and central Asia, he has led work on the British Council’s e-governance programmes. He has served as an associate lecturer for the University of Birmingham’s Public Service MBA in the UK and Hong Kong, a senior lecturer for the Open University Business School and an external examiner for Henley Business School. Currently, he sits on industry advisory boards for the Universities of Hertfordshire, Kingston and Loughborough and is a Trustee for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.