Meet the team

This is where it all happens. This is the team that drives MD2MD. Whether we are welcoming you in to the community, ensuring we have great speakers lined up, scheduling your group meetings or facilitating you through your leadership development, we love it. Whatever you need, the team are on hand to help you. Feel free to connect with us on LinkedIn.

Bob Bradley: Managing Director

Bob founded MD2MD and is passionate about the need for business leaders to take time out to clarify their thoughts by bouncing them off independent peers after being a member of a similar group. Whilst doing a ‘big boss’ job, he realised he needed the help of the group to put the annoying corporate politics into perspective. As his six children are now all adults, he is finding he has more time to indulge in his hobby of swimming, especially in open water (now even in the winter.) Brrrr!

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Emma Phipps: Operations Director

Emma manages all the operations of the business, championing MD2MD as a diverse, inclusive and environmentally aware business that is a force for good. She loves adventure including swimming with sharks, bungee jumping, sky diving and once canoed down a crocodile infested river! She has lived in Spain, Australia, New Zealand and even spent a couple of months living on a tiny eco island in Fiji. She now lives with her husband, two teenage daughters, two dogs and a cat.

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Duncan Souster: Head of Community Engagement

Duncan is the Head of Community at MD2MD. He is responsible for ensuring we communicate with all our members with the right and consistent tone that embodies our brand and ethics. Duncan lives in South Wiltshire, a stones throw from Stonehenge. He was one of the founding members of MD2MD back in 2004 and is now very excited to be a part of the future evolution of MD2MD. In his spare time he is the Chairman of Amesbury Rugby Club which he helped form in 2017 and plays walking rugby.

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Claire Ebbs: Membership Manager

Claire is the primary person organising the logistics of the the events we put on for our members, liaising with speakers, venues and of course members. She also manages member invoicing. In her spare time she taxis around two teenage daughters and on a sunny day you will find her in the garden tending to her plants and chickens. She enjoys keeping fit with Zumba and Swimming.

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Jo Luke: Member Engagement Manager

Jo is the first point of contact for potential members and looks after the administration side of their journey to full membership. She enjoys golf, skiing, football, travelling, art, design and architecture and has previously co-project-managed the extreme renovation of 2 homes and the complete construction of a 3rd. She lives in idyllic Woodstock, home to the stunning Blenheim Palace & grounds where she can often be found strolling and dreaming!

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Molly Walker-Tudge: Community Engagement Manager

Molly is responsible for maintaining, enhancing and extending the MD2MD community of business leaders past, present and future. Molly loves fitness and is a black belt in Taekwondo, as well as recently achieving a qualification in Personal Training. She also has a degree in English and American Literature. Molly has a leopard gecko called Poppy and a chihuahua pup called Reggie!

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Babita Kumari: Assistant Member Engagement Manager

Babs assists Jo in managing new candidates for membership. She recently became a Nani to her super cute granddaughter Ayla. She loves spending as much time as possible with her and then handing her back! #Inowgetallthebestbits. She has 2 adult daughters who have moved out and 1 teenage daughter who is 14 and lives with her. Babs loves keeping busy and, due to lockdown, has started to like going on lots of walks; so much so that she has signed up for the 100 miles in May challenge to raise money for the Charity MIND.

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Barry King: Ambassador

Barry is responsible for guiding new members through to full membership. He founded a highly successful search and selection consultancy almost thirty years ago. He developed an extensive network to underpin consultancy across a broad spectrum of sectors. Barry is now involved at the heart of MD2MD – he is often the first port of call for prospective members. He has many interests ranging from competitive sports, horticulture, modern Nordic and Hebridean crime literature and foraging amidst the glorious West Dorset countryside where he lives.

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Dominic Marlow: Ambassador

Dominic is responsible for guiding new members through to full membership. Dominic is an experienced advisor to small businesses. Having handled numerous small M&A transactions and advised owners on related matters, he has a very firm grasp of the emotions, trials and tribulations involved in running/developing businesses. He also has an uncanny ability of exposing issues and solutions quickly. Away from work, his family, dogs, motorbikes and too many sporting interests keep him busy!

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Claire Warren: Research Assistant

Claire is proud to be part of the MD2MD team, aiming to support hard-working business leaders. She has many and varied experience of life and work, including production at BBC television, freelance illustrator, running a small business, and HR manager for a local foodie company. Claire loves drawing and painting, walking her two rescue dogs, cooking and gardening.

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