Martin Bellamy joined the University of Cambridge as Director of Information Services in March 2014. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, his brief is to ensure that IT services are provided for the whole University with particular emphasis on IT services for students, for teaching & learning and to enable research. He was elected as a fellow of Hughes Hall in October 2014.
Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, from June 2010 Martin was Director of Change and ICT at the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). NOMS was formed in 2005 to bring together the Probation Service and the Prison Service. As a main board director Martin contributed to enabling more efficient and effective delivery of services including HM Prison Service public sector prisons, private sector prisons and probation Trusts.
In tandem with his role at NOMS, in April 2011 Martin was appointed as a Crown Representative by the Cabinet Office to lead long-term strategic supplier management arrangements for a portfolio of key Government suppliers.
Immediately before joining NOMS Martin worked at the Cabinet Office taking forward the cross-government strategy for cloud computing (the G-Cloud) and data centres.
In 2008 Martin joined the Department of Health as Head of NHS Connecting for Health, where his focus was on delivering the national NHS IT programme.
Martin's Civil Service career began in 2003 at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), where he was as Executive Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Pension Service, when he was a member of the leadership team that introduced improved customer service standards while substantially reducing costs. He also held several other roles within that organisation, including business change director, DWP Group Applications Director and DWP Senior Responsible Officer for Information Management.
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 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 Civil Service Martin spent 20 years at Reuters, KPMG, BT and the Ashridge Business School.