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Martin Buckley

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Business professional with 35 year track-record of successful acquisitions, disposals, corporate re-organisation, turn-arounds and the generation of substantial organic profit growth. Enthusiastic coach and mentor with strong analytical, strategic and motivational skills; confident of delivering in demanding markets and challenging environments.

A Chartered Accountant, Martin held a number of senior finance roles within manufacturing industry before being appointed to his first profit responsible role in 1976 at the age of 30 as Managing Director of a Bowater PLC subsidiary.

After six years in director-level roles at Linpac Containers International Ltd, four of which were as Chief Executive of plants in New York and Philadelphia, he joined Waddington PLC in 1985 as a Divisional Director. He was appointed Managing Director of the group in 1990 and Chief Executive in 1992, serving in this capacity until 2000 when the group was taken over.

Martin was a Non-Executive Director of St James’s University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from 1991 to 1997 and Chairman of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from 2003 to 2009.

He is currently Chairman of Multichem Ltd, the Hexham manufacturer of specialist inks exported to more than 30 countries, a Non-Executive Director of Yorwaste Ltd, a waste management company and Director of Strategy at Linea Group Ltd, a management consultancy.