For seven years, up until October 2010, Dr Blake led the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Teams at Royal Mail as well as designing and deploying an international award winning Carbon Management Programme to combat climate change. (Royal Mail is the largest single employer in the UK and has one of the largest fleets of trucks and vans in Europe, with 35,000 vehicles and over 30 Boeing 737’s transporting 85 million pieces of mail every day to 27 million addresses.) During those seven years Royal Mail won over 75 National and International awards for CSR.
Prior to joining Royal Mail Dr Blake spent over 20 years in the Middle East working first for an American Healthcare provider and later the largest oil company in the world, Saudi Aramco. He has over 25 years’ experience in business management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. He holds an MBA in Organisational Analysis and Strategic Management and his Doctorate in Business (DBA) focused on Organisational Change. Martin is an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Business Development at both Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland. He is also a non-executive director for Ecologic (green transport and logistics) in USA, Sabien Technology Group and Amida Recruiting in UK; Executive Chairman of Carbon Zero Solutions (Sustainability and Carbon Management Consultancy) in UK and Asia-Pacific and a member of The Strategic Advisory Board for Global Carbon Systems, Australia.
Dr Blake is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management. He chairs and advises a multitude of strategic groups, all focused on the development and deployment of low carbon infrastructure. Dr Blake is also a strategic advisor to the Scottish Government’s Renewable Energy group and is a Trustee of PURE, a UK charity specializing in Socially Responsible Carbon Offset.