Speaker profile

Dr Martin Valenti FRSGS

Dr Martin Valenti FRSGS

Strategic Director, Scottish Land Commission

Martin has extensive experience in strategic corporate engagement driving innovation with over 25 years working in a variety of senior management roles. He has developed significant skills in shaping and delivering inclusive growth initiatives including project managing major national collaborative projects.  He successfully delivered high profile projects for the Scottish Government on climate change and a variety of environmental issues such as pollution, noise, contaminated land and transformative CSR. Martin was recently awarded the Presidents Medal for his work in embedding sustainability across Scotland by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling for his inspiring work across advocating for the environment as an economic opportunity.

Martin was instrumental in setting up Scotland's 2020 Climate Group and co-created the award winning 2050 Young Leaders Climate Group.  Martin has extensive experience working with the highest levels of government and developing high level political and industry focused network contact. He excels in bring people together to transform problems into strategic opportunities.  He is currently seconded to the Scottish Land Commission as strategic director to help bring about a transformation of how Scotland deals with Vacant & Derelict Land. He is also a board member of Scotland’s Towns Partnerships.