Martin Dorchester

Martin Dorchester

Group Chief Executive, David MacBrayne Ltd

Martin Dorchester is the Group Chief Executive of David MacBrayne Ltd which incorporates: CalMac Ferries, Argyll Ferries and the joint venture company Solent Gateway Ltd. Prior to Martin taking up this role, he ran his own consultancy business with clients ranging from large private sector businesses to smaller third sector organisations. He has operated as Managing Director and CEO for a number of companies including Dixons B2B business, which he managed through a major refinancing and the market collapse in 2008. Martin is a supporter of social and community business and chaired Firstport Ltd, a start-up funding organisation for social enterprises and entrepreneurs. Martin is also a non-executive director at Traveline Scotland and The Sailors’ Orphan Society of Scotland. Martin is a keen academic and believer in lifelong learning. He was a visiting lecturer at Kingston University, Greenwich University and the University of East London.