Martin Le Jeune

Director, Open Road and Blue Rubicon, 
Martin Le Jeune

Martin Le Jeune is a Director of Open Road – which he helped found – and of Blue Rubicon.

He moved into consultancy after more than a decade as a policy civil servant in the Cabinet Office where he served as a ministerial private secretary, led a legislative team, and was a senior staff member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

He then spent seven years at the then top 20 consultancy Fishburn Hedges, becoming a board director and public affairs specialist, and leading the agency’s corporate responsibility practice, working for  amongst others, Sainsbury’s, Shell, and Unilever.

He subsequently joined Sky as director of public affairs for three eventful and politically charged years. In addition to running the company’s lobbying activity, Martin became speechwriter for James and Rupert Murdoch before leaving to found Open Road in 2005.  There he has worked for multinational and US companies, including GE, Amazon and BAE Systems. He currently leads public affairs work for Google, Vodafone and Coca-Cola.

Martin is a fellow of the Centre for Policy Studies, deputy chairman of the Institute for Business Ethics, and a member of the Community Leadership Team at Business in the Community.

In a pro bono capacity he currently advises three not-for-profits: Fiftyyearfight (a health advocacy group); Ministry of Stories (creative writing for deprived children), and the Copyright Hub Foundation.