Martin Lydon is a qualified accountant, with 30 years of experience in local government. He started his career in the London Borough of Southwark, before moving to Kent County Council where he worked in a number of roles including education and housing. In 2005 he joined Sligo County Council as a Financial \ Management Accountant. In 2008, Martin joined Roscommon County Council as Head of Finance. During his 13 years with the Council, he was also responsible for Community and Enterprise, Planning and Housing. In August 2021, Martin was appointed as Chief Executive of Sligo County Council. Martin is married to Lisa, and they have three children, Oliver, Joseph and Arthur.