Martin Mitchell

Director - Training Services, London

Martin has trained CISI qualifications for almost 20 years, and is one of the world’s most experienced CISI trainers. He is expert at keeping his audience motivated and focused on the task, leading to exceptional success rates. Martin has run numerous courses in the UAE – he regularly tutors candidates for the International Investment Award, the DIFC Rules and Regulations examination, and other CISI qualifications including the Certificates in Investment Management, Securities and Derivatives.

Martin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and a qualified accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Martin qualified as an accountant with a forerunner of the global accountancy firm Ernst & Young in London, where he was involved in auditing financial institutions that subsequently became parts of HSBC, UBS and Citigroup. After qualifying, Martin started training others, initially training aspiring accountants and then moving into training in the City of London. It was during this period that Martin first started training towards the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment examinations, introducing innovative training techniques and materials.

Martin rose to become Managing Director of a substantial City of London training entity, with a full-time faculty of 15. During his tenure, Martin also began training internationally – particularly in the Middle East and Asia.

During the internet boom, Martin became heavily involved in e-learning and developed a ‘blended’ learning course for the CISI’s Certificate in Securities whilst working as Global Head of Content at venture capital funded firm Wide Learning.

Martin then spent two years at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment where he was an Associate Director and ran the publications division, the business development team and numerous train-the-trainer courses. Martin continues to be very active at the CISI, he is senior editor for a number of the CISI’s official workbooks, runs train-the-trainer courses to assist in the CISI’s accreditation process for training organisations, and sits on the CISI’s Examination Board.

Email Martin Mitchell +44 203 751 9465