Martin Pilgrim worked in local government for 39 years, mainly at a senior level on policy issues in local government representative bodies. His last post was as Chief Executive of London Councils, the organisation which brings together London’s 33 borough councils. Since his retirement in 2007, Martin has undertaken a number of roles in the not-for-profit sector. He is Chair of the London Sustainability Exchange. He is the Chair of the England Council and the London Regional Council of The Prince’s Trust; he is also a member of the National Advisory Board and was a Trustee (2009-2010) of The Trust. He is Treasurer and a Trustee of the Family Rights Group. He has similar roles with Daycare Trust. He was a director of Film London (2005-2011).
Martin is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and has a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Kent.