Leadership through innovation
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Ten Gigabit Adelaide
Martin is a strong advocate for innovative technologies and infrastructure which creates and sustains demand.
Ten Gigabit Adelaide is a world leading high-speed fibre optic data network currently being rolled out to over 1,000 commercial buildings and thousands of businesses within the City of Adelaide. This world first network enables businesses and organisations to access a range of cloud-based services at phenomenal 10Gbps data speeds. As Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin enabled the partnership between the City of Adelaide and TPG Telecom.
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Carbon Neutral Adelaide
Martin firmly believes in positioning the City of Adelaide as a world leader in environmental change, sustainability practices and innovative new technologies. Carbon Neutral Adelaide 2025 is a strategic partnership between the City of Adelaide, State Government of South Australia, industry, institutions and community. CNA2025 is reducing carbon emissions, growing the knowledge economy, attracting investment, creating jobs, protecting the natural environment and positioning Adelaide as a global provider of sustainability solutions in the circular economy. For more information about Carbon Neutral Adelaide 2025, visit Carbon Neutral Adelaide
Retail IQ International
Martin founded the Retail IQ International advisory business in 2008. It provides market research, strategic planning and training solutions for retailers, property managers, real estate investment trusts, developers, investors, co-operatives and Government.
In 2009, Retail IQ International was contracted to facilitate the systematic revitalisation of the Rundle Mall precinct in Adelaide, South Australia. As the retailing heart of Adelaide, Rundle Mall is home to 700 retail stores, 5,000 employees and attracts over 24 million visitors per annum. Martin led a team which provided the retail strategy, management, marketing, events, promotions and operations of the Rundle Mall precinct.
In collaboration with the Rundle Mall Management Authority board and the City of Adelaide, Retail IQ International delivered results which are today transforming the precinct into a highly successful CBD retailing district.
Martin founded the Youthworks fashion retail business in 1993 in Adelaide South Australia and later founded Sole Shoes as a lateral expansion to capitalise on the emerging fashion sneaker market.
Over 12 years, the company grew to 16 retail stores across Adelaide and Melbourne with $25M annual sales, 220 employees and earned a national reputation for retailing excellence and marketing innovation.
Youthworks was recognised with over 20 industry based awards including Australian Retailers Association Retailer of the Year. In 2005, the Youthworks retail stores were sold to Brazin Limited and the Sole Shoes stores were sold to Platypus Shoes P/L.
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