Martin Draper

Martin Draper

Chief Executive Officer

Martin is responsible for the overall business performance and strategic direction of LDC. 


Martin’s private equity career has been spent entirely within the UK Mid-Market and he has worked extensively on private equity transactions across the UK regional markets for over 20 years. 

He joined LDC in 2002 and has helped develop the UK regional network of offices. Martin was appointed Chief Executive in 2014, is responsible for LDC’s investment activity throughout the UK and is Chairman of the LDC Investment Committee.  

He has served on a range of boards over the last 20 years and is currently a Non‑Executive Director for The 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 chess, golf, skiing, is a season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion and is Honorary Vice President at Birchfield Harriers.