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Martin Green

Martin Green CBE

Cultural Fellow

  • Former Chief Executive and Director, Hull UK City of Culture 2017
  • Chair of Middle Child Theatre Company’s Board of Directors


Martin Green is a Cultural Fellow within King's College London.  

Martin is a major events producer who has earned an international reputation for delivering world-class, large-scale events. As Head of Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he oversaw the delivery of the Torch Relays and Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games. He recruited Danny Boyle and other artistic directors and hand-picked the artists, production and back-of-house teams that showcased the best of British culture on a global stage. Prior to taking up his latest post as Chief Executive of Hull’s Culture Company, Martin masterminded the opening ceremony of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ. As Executive Producer he worked alongside Welcome to Yorkshire to create an occasion that promoted the beauty and character of Yorkshire to audiences around the world. In 2007, Martin programmed and opened The O2 venue – formerly the Millennium Dome – in London. Before that, as Head of Events for then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, he produced more than 60 events each year for audiences of more than 350,000, including the City’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and community festivals.