Martin Kearns has an Honours degree in engineering from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom (UK). He worked as a consulting engineer with international consultancy firm Mott MacDonald, in property and infrastructure projects in the UK, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. A key development on which Martin gained considerable experience was Citywest Business Campus which included the government-backed National Digital Park. In 2004 Martin relocated to South Africa to establish the operation and business of Eurocape Holdings (Pty) Ltd. During this time Martin also served on the Board of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District. In 2011, he established Indicium Consultancy Services which provided consulting services in all aspects of property acquisitions and sales, development and management to the private and public sector. He is currently Development Executive at the V&A Waterfront.