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

Duncan Maxim

Head of Golf

Duncan is the first port of call for our professional golfers. He studied business law at university in London, before embarking on an international career that took him to Asia & Australia.

Duncan’s main expertise are sales & marketing, brand management and managing client relationships. He has sourced opportunities for high profile golfers around golf course design/development, where he consulted on a number of large resort developments.

Duncan has extensive knowledge of the investment marketing having worked in the stock market & alternative asset classes. Above all, his main passion in life, along with his family, is golf, making sure our clients receive unrivalled personal attention, both on and off the course.

Duncan Maxim

Head of Golf

Barry Mears

Head of MBP Academy

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

Head of MBP Academy

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

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

Molly Thorne

Golf - Player Manager

After a Junior career playing international golf, Molly studied law with The Open University while gaining experience in-house in both commercial and criminal law firms.

Molly joins the MB Partners team from IMG and European Tour Productions, with unique experience in golf amidst a wide range of global sports media matters, sports broadcast, rights, event management and deal negotiation, having worked closely with a broad catalogue of golf organisations including The Men’s European Tour, The R&A, Ryder Cup Europe and LPGA. Working alongside Duncan, Molly’s role is to assist in the development of the golf division at MB Partners, paying specific attention to matters on the Challenge Tour and elite amateur development.

Molly Thorne

Golf - Player 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 will be assisting the Executive Assistant to the Board and the Head of Golf whilst also dealing with the day to day management of the in-house simulator.

Hannah Lee

Office Manager

Samantha Collins

Client Representation & Events

Samantha has extensive experience in the motorsport industry working with racing drivers, Teams and Championships. Her passion for racing started early, as she watched her father running Formula One Teams and later helping to develop young racing drivers, supporting their progression through the ranks to professional level.

Sam’s knowledge of the motorsport industry and her extensive network give her a unique perspective and position in Client Representation and Events.

Samantha Collins

Client Representation & Events