David Martin is Chief Executive of Dundee City Council, a post which he took up in December 2014. Previously he was Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Council, prior to which he held senior management posts with several local authorities, working in the fields of economic policy, business and property development, community planning, housing, finance and environmental services.
David studied at Glasgow University where he gained B.Sc Hons and an M.Phil in town and regional planning. Originally from Motherwell, he now lives near Dunblane.
David has been an Executive Member of the Scottish Society of Directors of Planning and has held several directorships of both commercial and not for profit organisations. He is currently a non-executive director of the Dundee Rep.
In the past David has been Chair of SoLACE Scotland, Depute Chair of the West of Scotland Regional Resilience Partnership, and the Public Procurement Reform Board and Early Years Task Force. He is currently a member of the Serious Organised Crime Task Force chaired by the Justice Minister.
His interests include Scottish history, politics, golf, music, endeavouring to retain a modicum of fitness and being an undaunted supporter of Motherwell FC.