Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors, Britain’s longest-running organisation for business leaders, is the latest speaker confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June 2019.

Martin, who took over the top role at the IoD in 2017, is no stranger to the building industry. He began his career as a quantity surveyor and, following senior roles at Westinghouse Security Systems, Kvaerner Metals and Amey Rail.

He was appointed Chief Executive of Barhale Construction in 2002.

Following this, he served as CEO of the Clugston Group, a construction logistics and property development firm, for ten years, during which time he appeared on the Channel 4 television show Undercover Boss.

Martin is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Directors, a companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

BMF CEO John Newcomb said: “Like the BMF, the IoD took a neutral stance on Brexit ahead of the referendum.

“But with the All Industry Conference being the first BMF hosted event after the official date for the UK to exit the EU, I’m sure Stephen will have a view on how the government can best support business in the UK through the transition period and beyond.”

The sold-out BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Dubrovnik from 13-16 June 2019. Further details are available on the Conference website at