Meet the MD2MD team

All the team are here to help each and everyone one of our community to get the very best out of being an MD2MD member. If there is anything you need then get in touch.

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.

Ben Pike

Executive Director:

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 Phipps

Managing Director:

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.


Jo Luke

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 Ebbs

Member Manager:

Since 2012, Claire has been an integral part of MD2MD, serving as a vital point of contact for members and their teams. She adeptly handles the coordination and management of all meetings and events, whether online or in person, while also overseeing website maintenance and invoicing. Claire’s dedication ensures seamless operations, and she is always ready to lend a helping hand to the MD2MD community with any inquiries.


Laura Bradley

Operations Manager:

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 Spink

Group Manager:

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 Lloyd

Group Manager:

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 Souster

Group Facilitator:

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.


Jay Hale

Meeting Manager:

Jay has been chairing MD groups for over 25 years and combines this with his business coaching work. Jay is always happy to talk to anyone who might like to join MD2MD and explain why members like the format so much, that on average they stay for over five years.

Colin Perry

Meeting Manager:

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.


Bob Bradley


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