Martin is the Executive Director and a co-founder of the Brand Registry Group (BRG). The BRG is a trade association, formed in 2013, to support the interests of major brands that apply to run their own dotBrand registries. This association focuses on policy and contractual issues within the ICANN arena, where Martin has been actively engaged for many years.
Martin was a former risk manager for one of the world’s leading global banks, managing digital risks that related to domain name portfolios, online fraud and security, brand protection and enforcement. He held various positions within HSBC Holdings from 1997. He also led HSBC’s New gTLD programme, including the application for their own registry (.hsbc) and developing their strategic response to the introduction of 1600+ top level domains.
He also runs his own company, Top Dot Consulting, which helps major companies to improve risk management towards their critical domain names (digital assets), including their top-level-domain registries.