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Martin Humphrys  JP, MA (Cantab); PGCE (Cantab); MIOD

Martin Humphrys was educated at Chatham House Grammar School Ramsgate and Downing College Cambridge where he obtained joint honours in History and Theological and Religious Studies. At University Martin was President of his College, gained his University 2nd Team Colours for Cricket and was elected to the Hawks Club.  He also assisted with the Coleridge Project for the Deaf.

Martin was appointed to Eastbourne College in 1979 to teach history and to run the Crew programme. He then joined the staff at Bedford School in 1983 where throughout his time he became Day and Boarding Housemaster, Master in Charge of Rowing, Head of the Cadet Forces, Head of Political Studies and Marketing Manager. He was an examiner with the Oxford and Cambridge Board for GCSE History and A level Political Studies where in the latter case, he assisted in writing the new syllabus.

Also in Bedford Martin became Leader of the largest political group on Bedford Borough Council, was appointed Chairman of the Bedfordshire Committee for the Employment of the Disabled by the Secretary of State, became Chairman of the Kitchin Society (Masters in Charge of Crew programmes of all the major Rowing Schools in the UK) and served on numerous Cadet Force Committees and East Anglia TAVRA  following which, he was granted the right by the Ministry of Defence to retain the rank of Squadron Leader in civilian life.

On leaving Bedford Martin took up the role of General Manager of the University of Westminster Student Union – the third largest University in the country in terms of Student numbers and some 13 sites. He then joined a bespoke relocation company to run their educational arm before being asked by his major clients to establish his own educational consultancy.

Martin has acted as Educational Consultant for most members of the Investment Forum (leading banks within the City of London), advises the Association of Relocation Agents on Educational matters, has chaired conferences on education for a number of organisations and has advised the State Department (US) of the position of schools here within the UK. Martin is a Member of the Institute of Directors. He has a background of over thirty years in placing students in both Schools and Universities and is a Member of the Association of Relocation Professionals. Martin was named as Relocation Personality of the Year 2009 by the relocation industry.

Martin was awarded a Community Service Volunteer (CSV) - Award for Inspiration in 2004, is a Liveryman of the Company of Wheelwrights, a Freeman of the City of London, a Freeman of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, a member of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Forces Association and is a Justice of the Peace for England and Wales serving in North London. Martin’s main interest is in rowing where he is Chairman of the Thames Regional Rowing Council and serves on the Council of British Rowing.