Martin Draper

Chief Executive Officer

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

He was appointed Chief Executive in 2014 and today leads LDC’s investment activity throughout the UK. He is also Chairman of the LDC Investment Committee and the LDC Executive Committee.

Since he joined the firm in 2002, Martin has continued the development of LDC’s UK-wide network and has supported the growth ambitions of some of LDC’s most successful portfolio businesses. This has included his continued support of The NEC Group, where he holds the role of non-executive director. Martin is also a non-executive director at NBS, a leading technology platform for the construction, architectural and engineering industries, based in Newcastle.

His 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 more than 20 years.

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 led the formation of LDC’s Backing Youth Ambition partnership with The Prince’s Trust established to help 1,200 young entrepreneurs across the UK to start their own business.

I'm an avid sports fan and aside from being a long-standing West Bromwich Albion season ticket holder, I enjoy playing chess and golf. I'm also honorary vice president of my local athletics club Birchfield Harriers.