Marco graduated from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1987 with an MSc in Psychogerontology. After working in a regional mental health institute for elderly people and at the National Institute of Care and Welfare, he joined Alzheimer Nederland in 1997. He worked in several positions and was interim CEO from February 2017 until September 2018. Currently he is scientific director and also head of National Services. He is an expert in the field of dementia and has a special interest in scientific research into dementia and development of internet-based interventions for family carers of people with dementia. He is also a Board member of the national Delta Plan Dementia in the Netherlands and editor of Denkbeeld - a Dutch journal on dementia care.
Marco joined the Alzheimer Europe Board in October 2018 and was elected as Honorary Treasurer in 2020.