An experienced journalist, editor and media commentator with a wealth of contacts in the Exeter area, Marc is the CEO of the award-winning PR and Marketing agency Astley Media and founder of citizen journalism website The Exeter Daily.
Marc was previously editor of the Express & Echo in Exeter for six years and a journalist for more than 20 years. Previous roles include deputy editor of the Nottingham Post and assistant editor at the Hull Daily Mail.
During his time in Exeter, Marc has supported a number of charities. He is vice president of Dream-A-Way which provides holidays and outings for disabled people and has also worked closely with Exeter Leukaemia Fund, Hospiscare and Devon Air Ambulance, among others.
Marc said he didn’t have to think twice after being asked to become a trustee of the Exeter Foundation.
“This is a serious charity boasting several high-profile supporters and with the potential to make a huge difference to literally thousands of people’s lives,” he said.
“It’s a privilege to be involved with such an exciting project and to be working alongside so many dynamic and influential people.”