A county standard swimmer as a teenager, Marc had his left leg amputated because of cancer when he was 17. His dream became to simply be the best that he could be and just 18 months after he finished his chemotherapy he was selected to represent Great Britain.
Marc competed internationally as a swimmer for 17 years; winning 12 Paralympic medals from 5 Games and a further 21 from World and European Championships. In the past he has held world records for 200m, 400m, 1500m Freestyle, as well as being part of the team that held the world record for 4 x 100m Freestyle. Since retiring from swimming in 2004 he has worked for both the BBC and CH4 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio.
Marc co-founded the Leadership Advisory business, Equiida, and now spends his time working with organisations around the world as an executive coach and speaker. He focuses this work around developing personal awareness, taking responsibility, leadership effectiveness, teamwork and inclusion.
Marc believes passionately in the power of sport and physical activity. He now Chairs the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. As the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, CIMSPA is committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed, inspiring the nation to become more active, and creating a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, with the highest standards of service delivery.