Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin


Professor the Hon Stephen Martin has had a long and distinguished background in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector.

He represented the New South Wales-based electorates of Macarthur and Cunningham in the Australian Parliament 1984-2002. In Government, he served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Chairman of the Inquiry into the Australian Banking Industry. As a member of the Shadow Cabinet, he held portfolios in Defence, Small Business, and Trade and Tourism.

After retiring from Parliament, Professor Martin held a number of senior executive roles in academia, including President/Chief Executive Officer of the University of Wollongong in Dubai, Pro Vice Chancellor International at Victoria University, Melbourne and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.

He has undertaken a number of strategic and change management roles in the private and public sectors. He is Chairman of Global Science and Technology Forum, Singapore; Chair, Manufacturing Innovation Global Challenges Program, University of Wollongong; and Visiting Professor at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.

His interests are in economics, education, politics, corporate governance, financial services, defence and trade policy, and sport.

On the CEDA Blog

The CEDA blog aims to deliver informed debate and new ideas for discussion on the economic and social issues facing Australia. Read blog articles by Stephen Martin: