Martin Roth became Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2011. Before joining the V&A, Martin Roth was Director General of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, overseeing 12 museums and galleries. During this time he created an extensive network of international partners, which led to numerous exhibitions overseas. From 1996-2001 Martin Roth was a member of the senior management of the Expo 2000 in Hanover and Director of Thematic Exhibitions.
Martin Roth is a Trustee of the British Council and of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He is a member of both the Council of the Royal College of Art and the Court of Imperial College in London.