Martin is Regional Director for Hong Kong and works as Principal for a number of clients. He’s been with The CFO Centre since August 2016 and enjoys working with business owners to get their business in shape and bring clarity and focus. His clients include businesses that are in a start-up phase, some that are scaling up and others that are in a more mature state and seeking better financial management.
Prior to joining The CFO Centre, Martin worked in the hotel industry, with Finance Director and Regional Finance Director Roles over a 14-year career with Hyatt International in Belgrade, Cyprus, London and Dubai before relocating to Hong Kong in 2006 to work with The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Ltd., owner and operator of Peninsula Hotels and other businesses, for 10 years.
In Hong Kong Martin was responsible for all aspects of operational finance for the Group, including supporting the opening of 3 new hotels in Tokyo, Shanghai and Paris. In this role, Martin worked closely with the operational GMs and Finance Directors in the various businesses, giving any necessary support and guidance for the Finance function and ensuring alignment with the corporate objectives.
Martin is a Chartered Accountant and FCPA. In Australia he worked with Touche Ross & Co. and Knight Ferrier Hodgson in tax, business services and audit whilst an under-graduate and then insolvency after graduation. He moved out of Australia after becoming a CA to pursue an international career in the hotel industry.