Founder and Executive Chair, Lane-Fox

Martha is the founder and executive chair of, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. 

In April 2016 she was appointed as a non-executive director of Twitter. Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013.

In 2017 she became a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.

In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.

Martha co-founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.

She is a non-executive director of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Scale Up Institute.

Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.

In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.

From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service.

In 1998 Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.