Director, Corporate Services
As Director, Corporate Services, Martin Settle is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective management of day-to-day operations of the Institute. Martin is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK. Before training as an accountant, he worked in youth ministry and in family and community support services.
Throughout his career, Martin has focused on building social justice and equity, supporting non-profit and charitable organizations. He has worked in diverse sectors, including community housing, food security, and international development, where he gained experience in strategic and executive leadership, finance, HR systems, and policies.
Prior to joining the Vanier Institute, Martin worked for SeedChange (formerly USC Canada), a not-for-profit that focuses on empowering farmers around the world to strengthen their ability to grow good food. There, he held several senior positions, including Board Director and Director of Finance and HR, as well as Co-Executive Director for nearly five years.