Martin Smith

SPECIAL ADVISER

Martin is special adviser on public policy and corporate communications. He also works with Patrick McKenna on a portfolio of social investment, philanthropic and education projects and is a Visiting Fellow in Creative Industries at Goldsmiths in the University of London. Prior to joining Ingenious, Martin was a partner at Brunswick Group LLP.

Martin is chairman of the trustees of classical music venue St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, and a former board chair of the Young Vic Theatre Company. He was a founder member of the UK Creative Industries Council and a member of the Project Advisory Group for the Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project. He is currently chairman of the advisory board of Creative Central Asia, an initiative funded by the British Council, and is a frequent speaker on "creative economy" topics at media and creative industry policy and investment forums around the world.