A mechanical engineer by degree, Marcus started working life as an RAF fighter ground attack pilot flying Jaguars and Harriers. He then worked variously for GEC and the Government before starting his own business trading wholesale bandwidth in the early days of the internet. He then spent several years as a venture capitalist before returning to military aviation for 6 years flying Hawks in an aggressor role for Royal Navy training, also becoming an instrument rating examiner. He now sits on various boards and lives in Hampshire.
He regularly uses his Vans RV8, flying over 100 hours a year. As a long standing supporter of the LAA he is keen to give back to the organisation and his unusually diverse background brings a useful mix of pilot, engineer, regulatory and commercial skills.