Hertford College is pleased to announce that last term Ciaran Martin CB was elected a Senior Research Fellow by Governing Body. Ciaran joined the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government as Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations in 2020. Prior to this appointment, Ciaran was the founding Chief Executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ. He studied for his BA in History at Hertford from 1993-96.
Ciaran led a fundamental shift in the UK’s approach to cyber security in the second half of the last decade. He successfully advocated for a wholesale change of approach towards a more interventionist posture and this was adopted by the Government in the 2015 National Security Strategy, leading to the creation of the NCSC in 2016 under his leadership. In the two decades before this, Ciaran worked in various roles within the Civil Service, where he made the promotion of responsible, values-based government a constant theme.
The Principal, Tom Fletcher, said: “We’re delighted that Ciaran Martin is deepening his association with Hertford through this Senior Research Fellowship. He brings huge experience and expertise to issues of vital global and national debate, including cyber security and constitutional issues.”
Ciaran Martin said: “It’s such a privilege to return to the Hertford community. I will do my best to contribute to its wonderful work.”
We are thrilled to welcome Ciaran back to Hertford!