Dr Stephen Martin is a Double Olympic Hockey Medallist, and former Captain of both Great Britain and the Irish Hockey Teams. He won a Gold medal in Seoul 1988, Bronze medal in Los Angeles 1984 and finished 6th in Barcelona 1992. He played in 229 International matches for Great Britain (94) and Ireland (135), played in 3 European Cups, 10 Champions Trophy Tournaments, 1 World Cup and 3 Olympic Games. He was awarded an MBE for Services to Hockey in 1993 and an Honorary Doctorate from Ulster University in 2001.
Dr Martin was Deputy Chief Executive at the British Olympic Association/Deputy Chef de Mission of the Team GB between 1998-2006, and Chief Executive/Chef de Mission of Team Ireland between 2006-18.
He was a member of the UK Sports Institute Board which established one of the world’s leading High-Performance systems. Since moving to Ireland, he was a Board member of the Irish Institute of Sport which has also established world leading support services.
He led the strategic planning process for the British Olympic Association and the Olympic Council of Ireland and was responsible for Team GB and Team Ireland’s operational planning for Olympic Games Summer and Winter Games between 2000-2018.
During this period, he managed the respective National Olympic Committee’s professional development training programmes for Olympic athletes, performance directors, coaches and scientific and medical support teams.
He also led the sponsor income generation and sponsorship activation programmes with OCI domestic sponsors and International Olympic Committee Worldwide rights holders.
Dr Martin is a high achiever both as an Olympic athlete and Sports Administrator and runs a business consultancy firm, focusing on people development, talent management, team and leadership development and change management.
Here is a snapshot of his achievements:
Olympic Games Athlete
- 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games (Bronze Medal)
- 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games (Gold Medal)
- 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games (6th place)
Olympic Games Headquarters
- 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games (Team GB)
- 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games (Team GB)
- 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games (Team GB)
- 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games (Team Ireland)
- 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games (Team Ireland)
- 2012 London Summer Olympic Games (Team Ireland)
- 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games (Team Ireland)
- 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games (Team Ireland)
- 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games (Team Ireland)