Great work requires great people:
We’re a growing team bursting with enthusiasm, zeal and eagerness to do everything we can to help you and your senior team be the best leaders you can be. We have jumped with both feet in to the notion of community ethos and leaders learning from leaders. Our collective role is to get up and make it happen.
We believe good leaders run great companies. Great companies make a positive difference to their staff, their families and the wider community. In fact we know companies in our community are making a positive difference globally. That has to be good for all of us alike.
Bob founded MD2MD in 2004 after leading 3 substantial businesses and finding peer group membership invaluable. He has worked closely with over 300 leaders and has a broad and deep understanding of Operational Business Leadership. He handed on MD2MD operational leadership to create time to share as an author, stage interviewer, speaker, coach, mentor and facilitator.
Read more about Bob’s current activities here
Ben has worked in various Managing Director roles in high growth, large scale (c. £300m) educational businesses over the past 20 years. He is currently working with MD2MD, Knovia, MasterStart and Paragon Skills. Ben enjoys the challenges of driving commercial return and delivering positive social impact. His family and faith are what matter most to him.
Emma has been with MD2MD since 2014 and was part of its pivot to online during the pandemic and its continuing growth. She is passionate about MD2MD being a diverse, empowering community that is a force for good, for its members, team, partners and indeed the entire business community as a whole.
Business Development Director:
Jo is our Business Development Director welcoming new guests to MD2MD and guiding them through the joining process. She ensures that they gain maximum value and understanding of the benefits our community can offer to their own personal development and that of their senior team. Bringing together business minds from a cross section of sectors to debate and exchange ideas for mutual benefit adds tangible value and drives forward business development and growth.
Claire has been with MD2MD since 2012 and is a key point of contact for members and their team. She coordinates and manages the logistics of all meetings and events both online and in person as well as being in control of invoicing. Claire is always happy to assist with any queries from the MD2MD community.
Laura is one of the newest members of the MD2MD team. She oversees HR duties for the core and wider team members and analyses and improves the organisational processes within the business. Her behind-the-scenes work ensures that we, at MD2MD, are always striving to do the best we can for our members
Andrew joined MD2MD as a Group Manager following his recent early retirement for the De Vere Group now operating as Village Hotels. He has been a member of MD2MD since it’s beginning and brings with him a wealth of experience in Leadership and Mentoring from being accountable for 4 Hotels. He is also a mentor for the Institute of Hospitality.
Glyn is an MD2MD Group Manager for some Peer Challenge Board Groups and the B2B Marketing Special Interest Group. As a leader and former MD2MD member, Glyn is committed to ensuring every member derives great value and has a truly positive experience from attending Group sessions. This is achieved by encouraging maximum participation from every member and quality outcomes for members’ challenges big or small.
Duncan is our group facilitator for the peer challenge boards online. He enjoys using the MD2MD meetings to encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences which often helps generate innovative and effective solutions. Duncan has experience in the IT industry where he developed his project management, team management and senior leadership experience. He has gone on to expand his interest in video production, developing corporate videos, alongside coaching on business accelerator programs and the development of experiential learning programs.
Dominic manages our Mergers & Acquisitions Special Interest Group. He has a strong corporate background working in areas such as financial risk management, modelling and analytics and strategy. For the last 16 years he has run his own business working specifically with SME’s planning. Dominic is very much an advocate of business owners taking external advice so MD2MD sits very comfortably with this ethos!
Colin is a Business Coach working at Board Level and brings imaginative and creative solutions to both personal and business issues. Walking his spaniel and playing golf is currently keeping Colin active.