Portfolio Chair & Entrepreneur
Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet and building a movement for responsible technology.
Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013.
In 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.
In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.
Martha is a director of Twitter and Non Executive Director of Chanel.
She is also a non executive director of the Donmar Warehouse and the Queens Commonwealth Trust.
Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.
Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.
From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched gov.uk transforming government service delivery.
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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