Martin Foley studied Law at Manchester University, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998. After two years private practice, Martin spent the next four years working in public affairs in Westminster.
In 2005 Martin was appointed as the first Chief Executive of Life, a national charity that offers an innovative approach to supporting women and families throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Since 2010 Martin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Stella Maris in the UK (formerly the Apostleship of the Sea). Stella Maris is the world’s largest ship visiting network, present in over 300 ports globally.