Community Governor - David Marcou


David Marcou

In addition to my work as a performer and teacher, I specialise in strategic planning, establishing strong links with central and local government, arts funding bodies and higher education institutions. 

A governor at Icknield Community College since October 2011, I am a passionate believer in children and young people going to school in the community in which they live.

I am also a trustee of the Acer Trust since 1 February 2017.

I was born and educated in London and studied the violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1970. I was chairman of the orchestra’s governing body for seven years during which time I created and developed The London Philharmonic’s education department and outreach programme.

From 1996-2007 I was Principal (CEO) of the Berkshire Young Musicians Trust (Berkshire Maestros), one of the leading independent music services in the UK. With an annual budget of c. £5.5m, I managed a team of two hundred plus teachers providing weekly instrumental lessons for over 8,500 pupils.  I hold a number of external appointments, including Chair of OYAP Trust (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership), trustee of Wallingford Sports Trust and governor at Watlington Primary School.




There is a keen focus on academic achievement which is supported by a broad range of extra-curricular activities. (Ofsted 2015)