Martin Draper

Martin Draper

Co-Head & Chief Executive

Martin is responsible for managing LDC alongside his Co-Head, Chris Hurley. Martin retains oversight for LDC's Midlands, Scotland, North and South West & Wales regions with a focus on sourcing and delivering transactions of up to £100million equity.


His private equity career has been spent entirely within the UK Mid-Market.  Martin joined LDC in 2002 and has worked extensively on private equity transactions across the UK regional markets for over 20 years.  He chairs the LDC Investment Committee and is responsible for LDC’s investment activity in the Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Cardiff and Aberdeen offices.  

Martin has served on a range of boards over the last 20 years and is currently a Non‑Executive Director on Forest Holidays and NEC Group.

Prior to joining LDC, Martin was a Director at Bridgepoint, where he worked in the London, Manchester and Birmingham offices, completing deals across a broad range of sectors.


Martin enjoys playing golf, skiing and is a season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion. He also enjoys playing chess.