“Democracy means ensuring not just that everyone's voice is heard but also that dialogue leads to effective and sustainable action.
"W'e're convinced this is the way to produce better and more productive services and better and more satisfying jobs and livelihoods.
"And we know how to do it!"
Brendan Martin is Public World’s founder and managing director and a specialist in the social dimensions of industrial and public sector change and development.
His background is in communications and he is a highly effective facilitator and educator.
With experience in more than 70 countries on all continents, Brendan has particular experience of improving governance, management and sustainability by supporting dialogue between governmental institutions and civil society organisations, and through employee engagement and involvement.
He has worked with civil society organisations at all levels from international trade unions to community groups, and with official institutions from global development agencies to local governments.
Brendan's clients have included the World Bank, the International Labour Organisation, the European Commission, Oxfam, WaterAid, the International Transport Workers' Federation and Public Services International. He has been a member of advisory and ad hoc working groups at OECD and UNCTAD respectively, and was author of the civil society consultation and employment rights chapters of the PPIAF toolkit Labor Issues in Infrastructure Reform.
A journalist, editor and broadcaster by background, Brendan has written everthing from a book to a flyer, has appeared on the BBC World Service and on national television in several countries, and has contributed op-ed articles to many newspapers and magazines worldwide. A grdauate of the University of Exeter in England, Brendan was trained in journalism in London and Glasgow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).