Martin Rose is a Learning and Work Institute Programme Manager working on secondment to the Army as its Learning Development Officer. He advises the Army on the development and implementation of its literacy and numeracy (L&N), ICT and wider skills policies. Martin also leads the Functional Skills work and helps take forward the Learning in and for Work programme.He has worked successfully with military staff to secure the effective implementation of a Whole Organisation Approach for L&N services across the Army and has established a network of over 50 L&N tutors in the Army. Martin introduced into service innovative L&N development projects including a volunteer L&N mentor scheme and English speaking & listening screening tools. Martin has managed a range of evaluation and research projects including the Armed Forces Basic Skills Longitudinal Study (2008-11) that assessed the impact of L&N interventions on the personal and professional development of Service personnel; and is currently leading a study to assess the value and effectiveness of the Army's Apprenticeship programme. Martin is experienced in training development and organisational/business analysis. In 2007 he was awarded an MBE for his services to adult learning.Martin is a Parish councillor and enthusiastic (if not necessarily accomplished) gardener.