Richard Martin is Faculty Operating Officer for the Faculty of Engineering. As Faculty Operating Officer, Richard is responsible for leading the administration of the Faculty, delivering operational excellence across all administrative functions and managing the Faculty's external relations initiatives. Richard represents the Faculty on university committees formulating strategy, and oversees all planning and budgetary activities of the Faculty.
In addition to his role as Faculty Operating Officer, Richard is also Project Director for the Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering Project ("AMP") and the Dyson School of Design Engineering Project, a major refurbishment programme for the south-east quadrant of the South Kensington campus.
Richard joined Imperial's Management Training Scheme in 2000. Following a series of promotions, 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 (University College London) 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, taking up his current appointment, in 2011.