Martin Dorchester became Chief Executive of Includem in March 2018. Previously Martin was the Group Chief Executive of the David MacBrayne Group, including CALMAC Ferries, Argyll Ferries Ltd and Solent Gateway.
In a career spanning 30 years Martin has operated nationally and internationally with organisations covering logistics, technology and finance. As CEO of Dixon’s B2B operation Martin built up the largest Apple reseller business in the UK as well as developing a £100m public sector business. Martin was part of the team that brought the 5 radio authorities together to create Ofcom and worked with the London Borough of Hackney on developing its infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics. Martin is also a keen lecturer and academic and has written a number of papers covering areas as diverse as CSR and Emotional Intelligence in Management Development and more recently on children and young people.
Martin is a co-chair of the Independent Care Review and a non-executive director of CCPS. He has held a number of non-executive roles including: non-executive director of Traveline Scotland, The Sailors’ Orphan Society of Scotland and most recently Transport for Wales. He is a supporter of Social and Community Business and chaired Firstport Ltd, a start-up funding organisation for social enterprises.