Dr Chris Martin BPharm (Hons) FRPharmS DLitt

Chair, Life Sciences Hub Wales
A photo of Chair Dr Chris Martin

A Pharmacist by profession, Chris gained an honours degree in Pharmacy in Cardiff before going on to own and build two successful independent community pharmacy businesses in the West Country and in Pembrokeshire. 

He has extensive experience in the Public Sector having been Chairman of four separate health organisation in West Wales over the last 20 years and until his retirement he was the Chairman of Hywel Dda University Health Board, the Welsh NHS Confederation and the co-ordinating chairman of all health organisations in Wales.

He is currently the Chairman of  Life Sciences Hub Wales, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the ESNR Audit and Risk Committee, member of the main Welsh Government Audit and Risk Committee and Co-Vice Chairman of the Bevan Commission with an interest in Innovation and End of Life care.

He is Managing Director of his own property development company, runs a portfolio of investment properties, Chairman of the Port of Milford Haven and a Non-Executive Advisor on the Board of Alliance Healthcare Distribution UK Ltd.

He has several voluntary and charitable roles including Trustee and Board member of Marie Curie UK, Chairman of the Wales Advisory Board for Marie Curie Cymru, Governor of Spittal School and acts as a mentor on a voluntary basis. 

Chris was awarded a fellowship by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2006 for outstanding contribution to the practice of community pharmacy and an Honorary Doctorate (DLitt) by Swansea University in 2018 in recognition of his distinguished career and contribution to public life in Wales.