Professor Martin Hall is Emeritus Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, where he teaches for the Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation programme and is an Associate of the Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership. He is Advisor to the Valenture Institute, which operates the UCT Online High School in partnership with the University of Cape Town, and is a Non-Executive Director of Advanced Secure Technologies, which provides secure credentialling for colleges and universities across the world.

Before re-joining the Graduate School of Business, Martin Hall was Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Salford, Manchester (2009-2014), Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town (2002-2008), and Dean of Higher Education Development, also at the University of Cape Town (19992002). He was a founding member of the board of The Conversation (UK) and was Chair of the Board of Jisc, (2014- 2015). He was awarded Doctor of the University, honoris causa, for services to the University of Salford in 2015.

Martin is a partner with Artefact Transformation and Facilitation Services. In this capacity he advices on digital learning solutions, Higher Education leadership and management, and on organizational transformation and conflict resolution. He has written extensively about the Internet and its political and cultural implications at an early stage in its development and has continued to work in these interconnected spheres of culture and connectivity, both in his writing and in areas of application. Previous and current writing, perspectives and blog post are at

As an associate of OneWorld, he has provided expertise in digital learning, digitalisation and artificial intelligence for a number of OneWorld projects, including Development of Capacities for Green Climate Fund Project Development for the AFDB, and UNESCO-UNEVOC Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Leadership Programme 2023. He has also provided strategic inputs and mentorship services for OneWorld.