Marc is founder of Octavian Research, an economic research publication and public affairs consultancy that wrote the world’s first researched strategy response to the Covid crisis and currently produces the world’s first weekly Covid-19 specific economic and business client research. He works with leading clients across industry, financial services & government agencies producing policy influencing research and publications. A former director at Financial Services Ireland, Marc created the industry’s main Brexit Working Group and was appointed Secretary of the IFS 2020 industry growth strategy. He spearheaded IBEC’s international commercial engagement strategy as its Head of International Business Development. Marc was previously Economics Editor at the Irish Times & Newstalk, a Sunday Independent columnist and was an economist with the ECB and Irish Dept of Finance.