Martin Stewart-Weeks has over 20 years’ experience in organisational management and consulting in the corporate and public sectors and with a wide range of not-for-profit organisations.
Born in Sarawak, East Malaysia and educated in Sarawak, the UK and Australia, Martin has lived in Australia since 1978 after completing his school and undergraduate education in England.
A consistent theme of his professional experience has been public policy and management. He has held senior policy, management and advisory positions for Ministers and government agencies at the federal and state government level in Australia. In the early 1980s, he held the position of Senior Private Secretary to a Federal Minister and in the early 90s, was a consultant in the Office of Strategic Planning in The Cabinet Office in New South Wales.
In his consulting work over the past 18 years, Martin has specialised in strategy, policy analysis, facilitation and market and social research. In his work with the Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) at Cisco, Martin’s focus is primarily on the public sector. He works at the senior executive and political level to help shape Internet business solutions and online strategies at both an agency and whole-of-government level. He has been a key member of the global team developing a new e-government framework, the ‘connected republic, for Cisco’s public sector work.
In January 2007, Martin took up a position as Director for IBSG’s public sector practice in Asia-Pacific.
He also chairs a small working group of people from the corporate, public and community sectors who are establishing the Australian Social Innovation Exchange (ASIX). The Exchange is part of a global network of thinkers and practitioners combining to lift the rate and impact of social innovation as a major contributor to sustainable prosperity.
Martin holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of York, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics from Canberra University (formerly the College of Advanced Education) and a Masters in Social Science and Policy from the University of New South Wales.