Martha is founder and executive chair of doteveryone.org.uk.
Doteveryone is a new kind of organisation dedicated to rebuilding Britain for the networked age.
Initially, it is focusing on four areas – these are where we feel the UK faces the biggest barriers in unlocking the next wave of digital power. Doteveryone is :
1. creating a virtual campus of like minded organisations both public and private sector
2. Improving the gender balance in the Internet industry
3. Building prototypes for public services
4. Embedding digital skills for all – Go On UK that Martha founded and chaired recently merged into Doteveryone to continue its mission within the wider network
Martha was appointed a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in March 2013.
In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.
Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.
In April 2016 she was appointed as a non executive director of Twitter.
In 2015 Martha joined the board of the Creative Industries Federation, the Scale up institute and the Open Data Institute. She is NED at the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
In 2007 Martha founded her own charitable foundation Antigens and also serves as a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.
In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
Martha Lane Fox co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.