Dr Martyn Bond
Martyn Bond read Modern Languages at Queens' College, Cambridge from 1961 to 1964 and subsequently gained his doctorate at Sussex after studies there and in Hamburg. He began his career in the BBC, moved to the New University of Ulster to teach West European Studies in 1970, and in 1974 joined the press department of the General Secretariat of the EU Council of Ministers in Brussels. He moved to Berlin in 1981 as BBC Correspondent, returning to the Council of Ministers in 1983 where he was a senior administrator dealing with development issues and relations with the European Parliament.
In 1989 he moved to London as Head of the Office of the European Parliament in the UK, a post from which he retired in 1999. From 2000 to 2003 he was Director of the Federal Trust, and from that date he has been Deputy Chairman of the London Press Club. Since 2003 he has also been a Visiting Professor of European Politics and Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London.