Dr Martin Price has been Director of Martin Price Associates since 1996. He is an experienced consultant, who has had a number of senior management roles in the voluntary sector in Wales.
Dr Price is Chair of Social Firms Wales and a Board Member of the Development Trusts Association Wales. He is also a Member of the Institute of Business Consultants and the Operational Research Society.
He was Chair of The Institute of Fundraising Cymru for several years and a UK Trustee of the Institute. He was Vice Chair of the BBC Wales Charity Advisory Forum, which advises on BBC Children in Need applications and allocates charity broadcasts in Wales.
He is a member of the Board of the National Academy for Educational Leadership and has been active as a School Governor for many years. He was Chair of Governors of a voluntary-aided secondary school in Barry for eight years, chaired the first Interim Executive Board of a school in Wales. He is a Consultant Governor for the Central South Consortium Joint Education Service and sits on its Advisory Board.
He was non-executive Chair of the largest social firm in Wales – Pack-IT Ltd in Cardiff Bay, which employs people with a learning disability. Pack-IT was European Social Firm of the Year 2009.
For three years, he was a Trustee of a Cardiff-based charity – ABCD, which helps children and young people from ethnic minorities who have disabilities
He contributed regular articles to the Times Education Supplement Cymru and was a member of the Court and Council of Aberystwyth University for six years.
He is a Chartered Statistician with an MSc and PhD in Statistics and has been a member of the Royal Statistical Society for more than thirty years.
He ran the South Wales operation of The Prince’s Youth Business Trust, helping some 400 disadvantaged young people into self-employment over a period of three years and worked with Business in the Community in Wales, setting up Employee Volunteering schemes, forging links between companies and the voluntary sector. He also set up the Fundraising Operation for Mencap in Wales in their Fiftieth Anniversary year.
He was Project Manager for HRH The Prince of Wales’ Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Investiture, organising Royal Visits and three garden parties at Castles around Wales.
Dr Price has sixteen years’ experience at a senior level in the commercial sector with British Gas plc, acting as an internal consultant on Operational Research projects, Corporate Planning, Business Strategies, Management Buy-Outs and managed the Information Technology Centre for British Gas in Wales.