Martin Turner is currently a management consultant working in the health sector in the UK and numerous other countries. These have included Ministry of Health departments in Jamaica, Lithuania, Iraq, Kazakhstan and, more recently, Serbia. He was also finance director of a private health company in the UK.
He returned from Australia in 2011 where, for a number of years, he worked as chief executive for the health services in Adelaide. Before this he had worked for over 20 years as a chief executive in the National Health Service in the UK. His CEO roles in both countries involved running large organisations and teaching hospitals and, during his career, he has been responsible for managing a number of mergers and reorganisations.
Martin completed the Senior Management Program at Harvard University in 2000 and was a Fellow of the NHS Staff College in Wales. As a fellow of the college he led management programmes for executives and senior clinical staff.
Martin has served as chairman for the Institute of Healthcare Management in Wales and, in recognition of this, was awarded the IHM Companionship Award.
He was the founder member and president of the Health Service Society of Certified Accountants and was first elected to ACCA’s Council in 2004. As an ACCA Council member, Martin has been active on a number of its standing committees including the Market Oversight Committee, the Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Martin is a very keen sports fan - especially rugby union, and tries to play golf when he finds the time!