Martin was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999. Thereafter Martin moved to London, UK where he contracted for large corporations including Chevron, Colgate, EDF Energy and UBS Warburg performing roles ranging from financial/management accountant to internal auditor.
Martin immigrated to Vancouver in 2002, where he obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Before joining Smythe, Martin worked as the Head of Accounting Policy for HSBC Bank Canada.
Martin is a proud father of two young children. He enjoys playing squash regularly before work. In addition, he is a camera enthusiast and loves spending time in nature hiking, snowshoeing and fishing.