He then spent extensive periods for the Wellcome Foundation in Iraq and Syria as Country Manager before taking positions as a Group Marketing Manager for Zovirax and Group IP Licensing Manager.

He moved to Japan in a senior marketing role in Nippon Wellcome and later became President of a Japanese Pearson Group subsidiary in Marketing Services before moving back to the UK as Managing Director of Keeler, an ophthalmic medical device company.  

He subsequently headed the surgical business for Advanced Medical Optics (now Abbott Medical Optics) in UK/Ireland.

In the University sector Martyn was Commercial Director of a Hull University spin-out responsible for commercial contracts, the IP portfolio and pilot manufacture, and transfer of technology to China and he was previously Director Technology Transfer at the University of Surrey, where he helped create impact in society and the economy from the university’s research by creating working partnerships, forming companies and licensing technology.  

He has recently retired from the University of Surrey.