About Martyn

Martyn Dicker

The Founder and Managing Director of The POD Consultancy.


Experienced People Director

Martyn brings a wealth of experience from the not-for-profit sector.  He has held people director posts at a number of leading, large-scale charities:

He has also held senior people posts at British Red Cross.


Martyn is on the taskforce of Engage for Success and the Chair of the not-for-profit sector group.


Martyn is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.


Martyn is included in the 2018 HR Magazine most influential HR practitioners list , as well as featuring in the not-for-profit sector most influential list for each of the last four years.


Martyn is based in London.


Public Speaking

Martyn is available to speak at conferences, having presented at many previously, including:

  • CIPD webinar (with Peter Cheese, CEO) - Workforce Planning, April 2020
  • HR Magazine Webinar - Financial Wellbeing, 2019
  • CIPD Annual conference & exhibition, 2018 - Ethical cultures
  • Working Futures, 2018 - Employee engagement
  • City Development Forum (Bank of England), 2018 - Leadership
  • Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018 - Employee engagement
  • CIPD Performance Management Conference, 2017 - Evidenced-based performance management
  • University of Greenwich, 2017 - Employee engagement
  • Strategic People Conference (Agenda Consulting) 2017 and 2014 - Employee engagement
  • King's College London, 2015 - Value of values
  • CIPD Leaders' Forum, 2015 - HR's impact in the wider economy


Martyn is happy to write or contribute to articles.  Previous contributions include:


Martyn has held a number of senior posts within the not-for-profit sector, with testimonies from a number of distinguished leaders including: