From 1987 to 2009 Martin Richardson was a partner of the Jersey practice of Rawlinson & Hunter, accountants, and continued as an consultant to the firm until 2018, specialising in trust and mutual fund administration to the financial services sector. He was a director of a number listed companies.
He has BA in Science Engineering from the Royal College of Science, Shrivenham and served in the Royal Engineers between 1968 and 1976. On leaving the army, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, Jersey in 1979 for whom he worked from 1976 to 1981 when he joined Rawlinson & Hunter.
He is the Treasurer on the board of Trustees of the Jersey Community Relations Trust, Chairperson on the Statistics User Group and is the Hon. Treasurer of the Army Benevolent Fund, Jersey Appeal.