Richard Martin is Director of Academic Services at Imperial. Richard leads the Directorate of Academic Services - with the goal of strengthening the College’s ability to deliver its academic mission, ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the interface of academic operations between faculties and College’s central services, and deliver a world-class academic support system. As Director, Richard has responsibility for the Registry, Student Services, Student Marketing and Recruitment, Library Services, Digital Learning Hub, and the Centre for Continuing Professional Development. In addition, Richard leads Imperial's Professional Services Transformation Programme - a strategic review of the College'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 UCL Australia.
Richard returned to Imperial in 2011 to take up the role of Faculty Operating Officer for the Faculty of Engineering, a post which he held until 2020. As Faculty Operating Officer, Richard was 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. He also served as the Chair of Imperial's Technician Apprenticeship scheme.