Martin RiceProfessional overview

Martin has an extensive range of business, management and consultancy experience gained across public, private and non-for profit organizations.  He has worked throughout the world and is currently the CEO of Next Level Impact. 

He is the UK Chief National Assessor for the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Award and related professional qualifications for the Institute of Consulting.

Martin’s specialist areas of expertise include:

  • Improving organisation and business efficiency
  • Unleashing leadership potential at all levels
  • Practically applying strategic planning and implementation
  • Quality management and continuous improvement
  • Supporting people to maximize their impact on their organisation


Martin has worked with an impressive variety of leading organisations locally and internationally implementing change initiatives using a range of tools that have included Investors in People Standard, the Balanced Scorecard, Excellence Through People, BS EN ISO 9000, Total Quality Management, the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Model for Organisational Excellence and Lexcel.

Martin has designed, delivered and assessed a diverse variety of learning and development programmes ranging from front-line management courses to board-level and post-graduate level.  Martin is regular guest lecturer for Queens University and the University of Ulster.  He is regularly key-note speaker at a range of conferences including the Dublin Funds industry Association and IC/CMI regional events.

Personal interests

Besides spending time with my family and friends, I try to keep fit and active by participating in a range of sports and am fuelled by martial arts and outdoor activities.  I love hiking and camping with close friends and family.  I’ve had the honour of representing my country at top international level (Karate and sport jujitsu) and am currently a world gold medallist in sport jujitsu and the National Director for Sport Jujitsu in Ireland.   I also enjoy ‘giving back’ to the development of sport and physical activity at grass-roots community level.” 

Martin’s contribution to the development of Sports Coaches was recognized by Coaching NI when he was awarded Coach Tutor of the Year 2005 and he was instrumental in establishing the Nationally Recognized Award in Coaching Studies (ACS) as a foundation-stone coaching qualification in Northern Ireland.  He has also acted as a consultant for a number of leading sports organizations and governing bodies, including Sport NI and SkillsActive.

Type: IC Advisory Committee