Dr Martin Reeves

Coventry City Council

Chief Executive

Martin ReevesMartin has been Chief Executive of Coventry City Council since April 2009. He had previously been with Bedfordshire County Council for three and a half years as Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Executive.

Martin was previously Head of Performance Improvement at Westminster City Council in the heart of London. He was also Programme Director for WorkSmart the City Council’s flagship transformation programme.

Martin spent much of his early career as a lecturer and researcher, and has a PhD in applied economics.

He is a Governor on the Board at Coventry University and is the first Honorary President of LARIA (Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association).

He was the President of SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) in 2013 and now leads their Digital Leadership Network.  He is also the Local Government Association (LGA) National Procurement Champion.

He co-chairs the national systems leadership board and sits on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Advisory Board.

In 2014 he was included in the Local Government Chronicle’s list of the 100 most influential people in local government.