Steve Martin

Steve has pursued a wide-ranging career centred on speech radio.

His first BBC job was making sound effects for The Archers. Today he is the corporation’s Senior Business Development Manager in Africa.

Steve’s team of media market experts takes responsibility for surfacing trusted BBC content on digital and broadcast platforms in some of the world’s most challenging and fast-moving media markets.

He negotiates deals that serve tens of millions of people and he creates points of discovery for the BBC in highly competitive, challenging and fast-moving media markets. Steve also manages commercial, regulatory and operational relationships with broadcasters, mobile operators and governments in the region.

Steve previously enjoyed success as a writer, producer and creative team leader, specialising in marketing-led promotions and station sound. His work has been broadcast by every BBC radio network. He served as a World Service editor and project director and continues to contribute to the executive development scheme BBC Media Leaders.

Close to home, Steve co-founded the volunteer-run Shine Radio in Hampshire. Named digital community radio station of the year, the project uses radio skills to build the personal confidence of young people and provides a source of companionship and local connection to isolated and lonely adults in a rural community.