Cumbria County Council
Eddie Martin was commissioned in the Royal Navy and spent several years with the Royal Marines during which time he gained a DMS (Dist) and MSc in Management from Bath University. He was appointed as a serving brother of the OStJ in 1975. On early retirement from the RN he was employed by a large independent school, ending his formal career there as resident Housemaster. He was elected to Rutland District Council and led the crusade to ensure Rutland became a unitary authority, which it finally achieved in 1997. He was elected the Authority’s first Leader. Appointed to Cumbria County Council in 2001 as a Leadership Support Officer, he retired and was elected to the Authority in 2009. He was elected Leader of the Council in April 2010. Eddie is Chair of Cumbria Leaders’ Board.