Dr Chris Martin BPharm (Hons) FRPharmS DLitt

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

Chris is Chairman of the Life Sciences Hub Wales and brings extensive experience delivering transformational change and supporting innovation through his senior leadership roles across private, public, charitable and voluntary sectors.

As a qualified Pharmacist, Chris's journey started with an honours degree in Pharmacy from Cardiff University. He then went on to establish two independent community pharmacies in the West Country and Pembrokeshire.

He has a deep understanding of healthcare in Wales, having chaired four separate health organisations over two decades. These included Hywel Dda University Health Board alongside the Welsh NHS Confederation and coordinating Chair of all health organisations in Wales.

Chris currently advises Alliance Healthcare Distribution UK Ltd, chairs the Port of Milford Haven, and co-chairs the Bevan Commission. His drive to improve services and in particular end of life and palliative care shines through as Trustee of Marie Curie UK and Chair of the Wales Advisory Board for Marie Curie Cymru. His passion for his profession and research has led him to be Chair of Pharmacy: Delivering a Healthier Wales Delivery Group and a member of the Health and Care Research Wales Advisory Board. He is also Chair of the Haverfordwest Swimming Pool Trustee Board and serves as Vice President on the Dyfed St John Council.

Recognitions include a fellowship from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and an Honorary Doctorate from Swansea University for his vital contributions to community pharmacy and public life in Wales. Recently, he became Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed and joined the King’s Award for Enterprise (Sustainability Development) Judging Panel.