Martin Booth

Martin Booth

Martin Booth
Martin Booth
Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Martin is responsible for the strategic financial management of the biggest sport and cultural trust in the UK with turnover of £120m. Martin is also responsible for Corporate Governance, Business Continuity, Risk Management and the Commercial Operations of Glasgow Life managed by a subsidiary company with a turnover of £7m.  Martin is also currently operating as Interim Chief Executive of Jobs and Business Glasgow.

Martin is also responsible for leading service reform and change within Glasgow Life, helping the organisation to be more efficient, while delivering services which are valued by the people of Glasgow. 
 
Martin has extensive experience of both the public and private sector.  He joined Glasgow Life in April 2010 after being seconded to Glasgow City Council to work on their Service Reform Programme.  Prior to this Martin worked for COSLA where he led on negotiations with the Scottish Government over financial settlements and drafted the Concordat.  He also represented COSLA in the re-negotiation of the Local Government Pension Scheme.  Prior to this, Martin was Managing Director of Isoplan and previously worked in management consultancy for IBM and PWC.  Martin started his career with Glasgow District Council and worked for a number of local authorities before being part of the senior management team that opened HMP Kilmarnock.

In his spare time Martin is a rugby referee and is also Vice Captain of the Whitecraigs Golf Club.

Martin is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA in Accountancy and an MBA. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.​
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