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Martin Leuw

Martin Leuw

Martin Leuw: Chairman, Incube8it

Martin is a highly experienced entrepreneur, with a successful track record of value creation particularly in the private equity arena, specialising in technology, media and communications. He is currently chairman of Clearswift, a global cyber-security specialist, and was previously group CEO of IRIS Software from 2001-2011, during which time it grew from an enterprise value of £30m to over £500m (through three PE-backed MBOs) and from 100 to 1,200 employees to become one of the UK's largest private software houses.

Martin has been a regular judge for the Real Business "Business of the Year" awards, for the 2012 Private Equity awards and is a regular columnist for Real Business and the Daily Telegraph Business Club. He was
named Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2006 Technology & Communication (Southern Region) category of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year programme.

Martin is also a member of Santander's Growth Council, a hand-picked group of entrepreneurs, advisers and experts who offer advice to businesses enrolled on Santander's Breakthrough Programme.