As Managing Director, Martin is responsible for Luminate’s Data and Digital Rights impact area, work in Europe, and policy and advocacy. Martin brings over 15 years of investment and leadership experience to his role, including founding and co-founding two multi-stakeholder initiatives and three non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Martin founded the Open Government Partnership alongside the Obama White House and helped it grow to a 70+ country initiative. He also initiated the International Open Data Charter, the G8 Open Data Charter, and the G20’s commitment to open data principles. Martin is the co-founder of Publish What You Fund, a global campaign for foreign aid transparency, and Integrity Watch Afghanistan, the country’s leading anti-corruption NGO.
Prior to joining Luminate, Martin founded and ran the Transparency and Accountability Initiative – a donor collaborative bringing together the world’s largest open government funders. He is a board member of the Open Data Institute, and a steering committee member of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.