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Martin Hickerton Becomes Lincoln City Foundation CEO

15 June 2021

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Lincoln City Foundation have welcomed their new Chief Executive Officer Martin Hickerton.

Martin joins Lincoln City Foundation from The University of Lincoln, where he worked as an Associate Professor and MBA Director and Partnership Development Manager for 4 years.

Responsible for forging links both locally and internationally, Martin joins The Foundation with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Lincolnshire and its local need.

Martin’s background comes from working in the Education and Employability sector, having previously worked for Reed and Ingeus, and is excited about building on his passion for the sector at Lincoln City Foundation.

“As I write this, I am sitting in the office at LNER Stadium and I’m feeling very much like the new boy! I am delighted to join the Lincoln City Foundation as the Chief Executive and cannot wait to help the team deliver even more great work to our partners and the community in which we operate.

Whether you are involved with the Foundation for the football, the education, the health programmes or the community support – I look forward to meeting you soon. “

Charlotte Hornsby, Head of Operations at Lincoln City Foundation says:

“Team Foundation is excited to welcome our new CEO. We have had a turbulent year, with many new challenges and a lot of uncertainty, but we have also seen some fantastic work taking shape to meet the needs of Lincolnshire communities, thanks for the adaptability and commitment of our workforce.

Martin brings with him a breadth of experience and in areas where we believe we can add value with the aim of meaningful, long term positive impact as part of our charities next chapter.”

Martin will also be answering questions on The Foundation’s podcast ‘The Lincolnshire Buzzcast’. To send your question to Martin please email:

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