Martin Kirke is a career and executive coach, non-executive director and consultant on HR and Transformation.
Martin Kirke was Group HR Director at the Post Office reporting to the Chief Executive and a member of the Executive Board. The Post Office has 11,600 branches and a workforce of 50,000.
Martin has previously held HR Director and Change Director roles at Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco Transport and BP including international roles based in Sweden and the USA. At BP he was HR Global Operations Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. He also spent five years outside HR as a business director with full P&L responsibility and a successful record of growth through his business development skills.
He has worked as a consultant on change programmes including the Cabinet Office/No10 as well as a leading role for the 2012 Olympics while at TfL.
Martin is a non- executive director at an NHS Trust, Mentor with the Prince’s Trust and an International Coaching Federation trained executive coach. He is also a Professional Mentor for the Guild of HR Professionals.
He is a conference speaker and writer on many aspects of work, careers and change.
Martin is a Fellow of the RSA and CIPD and has a first degree in Behavioural Science and a master’s degree in HR Management from Cardiff University.