The Team

Joanne Young

Executive Assistant to the Board

A certified PA for over 8 years, with a background in organisations of varying sizes, Joanne brings a wealth of diverse experience to the company. As Executive Assistant to the Board, Jo assists all the senior members of staff, as well as heads of divisions, with diary, travel and administrative duties, whilst working day to day with the CEO to ensure the smooth running of both the Royston and London office.

Joanne Young

Executive Assistant to the Board

Alex Watts

Head of Business Operations

Alex’s role encompasses much of the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing MB Partners’ commercial, communications and logistical procedures. This role includes coordinating the MB Partners Official Partner Programme as well as managing existing commercial relationships between our clients and their partners, seeking to ensure value is maximised in all directions. Alex is also responsible for leading the in-house communications and PR team.

While combining his studies with his role at MB Partners, Alex graduated from the University of Bath with a first-class honours degree and won the National British Olympic Association award for undergraduate academic excellence. Away from work, Alex remains an avid cricketer and footballer in his spare time.

Alex Watts

Head of Business Operations

Barry Mears

Motorsport Manager

Barry heads up the MBP Motorsport Academy and is responsible for driving the development of each of the academy drivers and the division as a whole.

Barry has experience working with young and talented drivers and liaising with teams and championships on a national and international level, covering both single seater formula and GT racing.

His love of motor racing started at a young age, living close to the Lotus factory at Hethel, Norfolk and he remembers the civic parade in Norwich City centre to celebrate Mario Andretti's 1978 F1 drivers title.

Prior to working in motorsport Barry worked for a FTSE 100 company in a number of senior positions centred on developing and managing relationships and brings experience of structure, process and governance.

 

Barry Mears

Motorsport Manager

Michael Pearce

PR & Communications

Michael joined the MB Partners team having gained experience in the communications and PR industries through working directly on behalf of professional drivers. These duties saw Michael manage and lead social media strategies across a variety of digital mediums as well as using various web-platforms. Michael’s role is to assist in the development of the public relations department at MB Partners, helping to maximise the mediated profiles and opportunities for each of our clients.

Michael Pearce

PR & Communications

Hannah Lee

Office Manager

An administrator with 15 years in the public sector over a variety of roles, Hannah has much experience in office administration, especially coordinating training and corporate events, large and small, as well as providing invaluable support to her office managers.  At MB Partners, Hannah’s main focus is in assisting the day-to-day administerial requirements of our talented client portfolio.

Hannah Lee

Office Manager

Juliette Pelham

Partnerships & Events

After a successful year in industry where Juliette spent time working with elite racing drivers and endurance athletes, Juliette graduated from the University of Bath with a first-class honours degree, and award for academic innovation from the Department of Health. Following University, Juliette continued to work on her research paper that combined two of her passions, sport and humanitarian action, before it was published in 2017.

Juliette now joins MB Partners from her graduate scheme having gained experience in sponsorship activation, account management and event marketing.

Juliette’s role is to assist in the management of MB Partners' growing portfolio of events as well as the continued growth of the Official Partner Programme.

Juliette Pelham

Partnerships & Events

Kieren Clark

Performance Coach

Kieren is an experienced MSA Qualified Driver Coach, who has been helping young drivers fulfil their full potential since 2010. Kieren has a great racing pedigree. After an illustrious karting career, which included winning both the JICA and ICA Senior Championship at PFI, Kieren moved into single seaters competing primarily in Formula Renault. Clark was known for his consistency and went on to win the Formula B.A.R.C Championship in 2009, before moving into driver coaching in 2010.

Kieren Clark

Performance Coach