Neil Martin was appointed Business Development Director in September 2013. His role is to develop News UK's brands and explore market opportunities to grow revenue across the business. Prior to joining, Neil had spent two and a half years in Malaysia as Director of Ventures and Corporate Development at media entertainment group, Astro. Neil spent ten years at Sky before his sojourn in Asia, initially in Sky Sports and from 2005 across the group in a similar role. A keen sportsman, Neil was an Oxford Blue in both rugby and cricket, and played rugby for Leicester and Moseley. He is married with two children.