Martin Pilgrim

Martin Pilgrim began his working life as a local government accountant but for most of his 39-year career worked for bodies representing local government on a wide range of policy issues. His last job before retirement in 2007 was Chief Executive of London Councils, the body which brings together London’s local authorities. Martin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has a Master’s degree in management from the University of Kent.

Since his retirement, Martin has had many different roles in the not-for-profit sector. He became a Trustee of the Family Rights Group in 2012. He has also had non-executive positions in the film industry, with The Prince’s Trust, the Young Women’s Trust and charities working in childcare, with young people and with drug and alcohol services. He is now a board member of the Early Intervention Foundation and at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.