“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 improving governance and management through staff involvement and participatory democracy.
With experience in more than 70 countries on all continents, Brendan has supported dialogue between governmental institutions and civil society organisations, and through facilitating workplace conversations to improve team work, service quality and productivity in sustainable ways.
Brendan's clients have included the World Bank, the International Labour Organisation, the European Commission, the NHS Leadership Academy, Oxfam, WaterAid, Voluntary Services Overseas, the International Transport Workers' Federation, Public Services International and Unite the Union.
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 is a highly effective facilitator and educator. 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).