Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet.
Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013.
In 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.
In March 2014 she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University.
From 2009 to 2013 Martha was Digital Champion for the UK and helped to create the Government Digital Service – this team launched gov.uk transforming government service delivery.
Martha co- founded and chairs LuckyVoice, revolutionising the karaoke industry.
She is a non executive director of Twitter, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Scale Up Institute.
Martha is a Patron of AbilityNet, Reprieve, Camfed and Just for Kids Law.
In 2013 Martha was awarded a CBE.
In 1998. Martha co-founded Europe’s largest travel and leisure website, lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman. They took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005.