Founding Board

Tony Stubbs

Founder & CEO

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who has served as FD/CFO for businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, staffing and software both in the UK and in Europe, North America and South East Asia.

Tony is the Founder and Chief Executive of Transpire – The Director Network, a service launched in 2013 to meet the needs of senior executives and high achievers in the public, private or third sector in a carefully tailored and coherent package of advice, training and networking to smooth the transition from a high level executive career to a non-executive portfolio and to offer ongoing support.

Tony has served on private and not-for profit sector Boards since 2009, is a Tutor on the Financial Times NED Diploma Programme and during 2018 chaired over 30 NED & Director CPD & Networking events!

Philip Jarvis

Philip is an award winning CEO/NED who enjoys partnering with innovative founders and investors in ambitious businesses; bringing hands on business experience and dynamic leadership skills to complement and develop the team. Experienced in taking over the CEO role from the founder, building and developing the corporate core knowledge, enabling secure scalable growth; fulfilling the founder’s and stake-holders’ vision.


Dennis Kerslake

Dennis has been a small company entrepreneur, a business leader in publicly quoted international groups, a mentor, consultant and non-executive director and is now a Mentor at Merryck & Co.

With a career spent mainly in the communications industry, Dennis has a natural affinity for organisational purpose, employee alignment and customer engagement. He is heavily involved in how companies react to the digital revolution and the pressure that is exerting on existing business models.

Educated at Whitgift School and University of Exeter [BA Hons in Economics and Politics].

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