From a rural Welsh background, Martin has extensive agricultural experience gained in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. He holds a Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture (Agric.), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy Studies, specialising in Ecologically Sustainable Development, from Murdoch University. Martin has worked in catchment management in the South West of WA, chaired several environmental non-government organisations and been a member of ministerial-appointed boards. Martin has been the Director of Environs Kimberley (EK) since 2008.