Colonel Martin Newman DL FCIPR

Born in 1947, Martin Newman was educated at North Manchester Grammar School and Ashton School of Art.  He has spent his career in marketing and public relations, is a Fellow and former regional chairman of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and associate lecturer in PR at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is presently a freelance PR consultant specialising in the defence industry and charity sector.

Martin started his parallel military career as an officer with Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force, later transferring to the TA Pool of Public Information Officers. He then returned to the ACF where he founded and commanded the ACF Public Relations Unit, later moving to the Youth and Cadet Policy Unit at the Directorate of Reserve Forces and Cadets at the Ministry of Defence as a special advisor. He was assigned to help the Royal Gibraltar Regiment and the Government of Gibraltar form a cadet organisation and is now Colonel Commandant of the Gibraltar Cadet Force.

Elected to the Jewish Committee for HM Forces becoming vice chairman in 2007, chairman a year later and became a trustee of its associated charity. He is also a committee member of the Manchester and District Branch of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and the first chairman of the Armed Forces Serving Personnel Branch and national PR advisor.  He is a member of the Trustees and Management Board of the Fusiliers Museum, Lancashire.

A member of the North West Reserve Forces and Cadets Association he holds the Cadet Forces Medal with four Clasps.