Dr Martin Bellamy is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Restoration and Renewal of the Houses of Parliament. He was elected as a fellow of Hughes Hall in 2014 when he was Director of Information Services at the University of Cambridge. He became a By-Fellow in October 2017 when he moved to be CIO at the Financial Conduct Authority, where he remained until his move to the Houses of Parliament in early 2021.
While working at the university Martin reported to Cambridge’s then Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. His brief was to provide IT services for the whole University with particular emphasis on students, for teaching & learning and research.
A Computer Scientist who graduated from Imperial College in 1983, Martin has over 30 years experience of innovation, change programme leadership and running large technology operations. He returned to Imperial in 2009 to undertake a part time PhD in Cloud Computing while he was leading ‘G-Cloud’, the UK Government’s cloud computing programme. He has worked in the Technology, Financial Services, Higher Education, Media, Welfare, Healthcare, and Justice sectors. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including the 2013 IEEE Ninth World Congress on Services (Santa Clara) on Adoption of Cloud Computing services by public sector organisations.
Martin is a fellow of the British Computer Society and the Association for Project Management. He is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School and was awarded a PhD in large scale deployment of Cloud Computing by Imperial College in 2014. Within the Government IT Profession, he was the first National Competency Lead for Delivery Management. Before joining the university Martin worked as a senior civil servant, and as a technology executive at Thomson Reuters, KPMG, BT and the Ashridge Business School.