Marcus leads on employment and skills policy. He is responsible for the Workforce Survey and the BCC’s campaign to bridge the gap between education and business.

Prior to joining the BCC Marcus was the Managing Director of The Creative Society, an employment charity he helped to set up in 2009. Marcus has worked with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, advising on how to improve the apprenticeships system. He has also worked with a sector skills council to set up a multi-million pound fund to support businesses to offer entry level jobs to unemployed people.

Marcus is a trustee of the youth charity SE1 United and a governor of the Da Vinci Studio School. He co-founded The Parliamentary Academy, the UK’s first apprenticeship school in Parliament.

Marcus holds a BA from Oxford University and an MA from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).