Marcus is a Director and Chair of The Institute for Working Futures pty. ltd., part of the group he started in 1992. His main focus is on building the people and strategic capability required to achieve desired futures. He consults with regions, large organisations, governments, and industry groups in Australia and internationally. His research effort is primarily driven through the Digital Economy and Regional Futures project located at the University of Tasmania where he holds a Professorial level appointment.
Marcus is well known for his work not only in vocational education and training reform in Australia and overseas, but also in ways to enhance the adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) by communities, businesses, industries and nations.