Richard Martin is Faculty Operating Officer for the Faculty of Engineering. As Faculty Operating Officer, Richard is responsible for leading the operations of the Faculty, delivering operational excellence across all administrative functions and managing the Faculty's external relations initiatives. Richard oversees all planning and budgetary activities of the Faculty and represents Engineering on a range of university committees.
In addition to his role as Faculty Operating Officer, Richard is also the Chair of Imperial's Technician Apprenticeship scheme. Richard has been the Project Director for the Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering Project ("AMP") and the Dyson School of Design Engineering Project - major building and refurbishment programmes on the South Kensington campus.
In June 2020, Richard began a secondment to the roles of Director of Transformation and Interim Director of Academic Services, leading Imperial's Professional Services Transformation programme - a strategic review of the university's operating model for professional services
Richard joined Imperial in 2000, initially as a graduate management trainee. He became Deputy Faculty Operating Officer for the Faculty of Engineering in 2004. In 2007 Richard was appointed to the post of Faculty Manager, Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL and subsequently had responsibility for establishing the university’s first overseas campus in Adelaide as Chief Operating Officer of the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia. Richard re-joined Imperial in 2011.