Martin Cowie

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As People & Development Director for OMD Australia, Martin drives the positive employer brand that distinguishes OMD from its competition and has contributed to OMD being the biggest media agency in Australia.

With 460 employees OMD are 6th in the Great Places to Work rankings and have been in the top 50 for 10 successive years.

Martin is in his second spell at OMD having previously spent 5 years as Commercial Director.

Martin brings 30 years of experience in media sales, media planning + buying and HR.

Arriving in Australia 15 years ago, Martin previously ran his own executive recruitment and training consultancy and was Managing Director of Carat’s Sydney office, leading a team of 75.

Martin is passionate about employee experience and building an inclusive culture. He is a committed advocate of flexible working and is a regular speaker at HR conferences on the subject.