Martin Smith


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 is a member of the Creative Industries Advisory Group supporting the UKRI/Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries’ Clusters and Audience of the Future programmes, financed by the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. He is a member of the British Screen Forum (BSF) and a frequent speaker on ‘creative economy’ topics at media and creative industry policy and investment forums. Martin was chairman of the advisory board of Creative Central Asia, an initiative funded by the UK Foreign Office and the British Council, between 2017 and 2020.