Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk.
In April 2016 she was appointed as a non executive director of Twitter.
Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013.
In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.
Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.
She is a non executive director of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Creative industries federation, the Scale Up Institute and the Open Data Institute.
In 2007 Martha founded her own charitable foundation Antigone and also serves as a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.
In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
In 1998 Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.
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BBC News & Radio Presenter
Professor of Physics, Imperial College London