Job title: Chairman at Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Martin Woodhead entered publishing in 1966 as a sales rep for Macmillan. In 1969 he joined the fledgling Gower Press as sales manager and left in 1972 to start his own business in Cambridge, Woodhead-Faulkner (Publishers) Limited, with Ian Faulkner as his partner. The business expanded steadily and was acquired by Simon & Schuster in 1987. It was around this time that Martin joined the IPG and soon realised what had been missing in his publishing life for many years. In 1989 he started his second business in Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Limited, which also expanded steadily until it was acquired by Elsevier in August 2013. Martin served as Chair of the IPG in 1994 to 1995 and subsequently re-joined the committee in 2007. He became an IPG patron in 2014.
Martin is now Chairman of Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited in Cambridge, a company formed in March 2015 to specialise in agricultural science and technology.