Our People


John Good

Non-executive Director – John Good Group

John is the 5th generation custodian of the Good family business. He joined the company in 1957, and the board in 1969. His ability to maintain the family values while also adapting for the future made sure our group of companies have flourished during a time of significant change. John has also served as president of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers and is Honorary Finnish Consul for the UK. John retired as a director in 2008 but remains a non-exectutive director and is closely connected to the company and the industries in which we operate.

Tim Good

Non-executive Director – John Good Group
Chairman – Matthew Good Foundation

Tim is the 6th generation custodian of the family business whose passion for maritime and travel began when he started sailing at six years old. After studying law, Tim created several successful companies before joining the John Good Group board in 2008. Known for his energy, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit, Tim is passionate about having a measurable purpose that fuels success so we can help our people lead fulfilling lives and make a positive difference to the world. In 2011, Tim founded the Matthew Good Foundation and takes a keen interest in projects that positively impact people, communities and the environment.

Stewart Oades

Non-executive Chairman – John Good Group

Stewart was appointed to the Group board in 2017 and became chairman in 2018. His unrivalled knowledge of the industries in which the Group operates has made a significant contribution in helping us achieve our aspirations. His experience and judgement are invaluable as we become a truly international organisation with leading positions in all the markets in which we operate.

John Rutherford

Non-executive Deputy Chairman – John Good Group

John has been with the company 18 years and was the first-ever non-family member to become Chairman in 2008. An experienced business leader, he has been a vital part of the company’s growth since 2002. His vision inspired staff and saw us build a new culture and direction for the company with his ambitious plans to double its size, aspirations which have since been far exceeded.

Alan Platt

Chief Executive Officer – John Good Group
Chairman – Good Logistics

Alan joined the company in 1998, and his vast experience in the shipping and logistics industry has been the driving force behind our continuous growth and innovation. Alan is passionate about the company’s heritage, values and people – regularly travelling around the group and our international network, creating a fun and inspiring environment for our experienced and knowledgeable teams and maintaining our reputation for providing high-quality services.

Jon Garnier

Chief Financial Officer – John Good Group

With over 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting, Jon joined the business in 2003 to oversee all aspects of the group’s finance function. Jon gained ten years’ experience as a professional auditor, before working in the drinks, distribution and shipping industries, which gives him a unique insight into the needs of our customers. Jon leads a dedicated and loyal finance team who are motivated to provide a service second to none.

Seamus Jennings

Director – John Good Group
Managing Director – Good Logistics

Seamus has been with the company for over 25 years, using his extensive experience to secure the sustained growth of the business while ensuring our services and solutions are always improving. Seamus is incredibly focused on delivering value to our customers and is always looking for innovative ways to enhance the customer experience. Seamus is also a Trustee of the Matthew Good Foundation.

Kevin Harrison

Director – John Good Group
Managing Director – Good Travel Management

Kevin has worked in the business travel industry for over 30 years, including 20 years at one of the UK’s largest travel management companies. Kevin is the lead for CSR at the Group and ensures the entire business understands our purpose and lives and breathes our values every day. Kevin also leads a dedicated and passionate team in Good Travel Management and is a Trustee of the Matthew Good Foundation.

Barry Clarkson

Head of IT

Barry joined our team in 2019 and is responsible for leading our IT strategy, providing technology leadership and vision for all areas of the business. With over 30 years of experience in systems development, integration and implementation along with a background in strategic leadership, his extensive knowledge is a huge asset to the Group as we move into an era of focussed digital development and growth.

Emma Chapman

Head of HR – John Good Group

Emma joined the business in 2016, with extensive experience in shipping and manufacturing, a background in Unionised environments, and expertise in employee relations and organisational change. Emma is committed to ensuring that our people are at the heart of everything we do as a business, with a strong emphasis on attracting the best and developing talent from within while building a culture focused on strong employee engagement.

HR Team

Head of HR – Emma Chapman
Payroll Manager – Sam Carter
Learning and Development Advisor – Sarah Coates
Internal Communications Officer – Jennifer Murden

We have a centralised HR Team for the group, whose strategy is based on creating a great place to work. That’s why – as well as our experienced HR professionals, we also have specialists on the team who focus specifically on internal communications and learning and development.

Find out more about careers at the John Good Group 

Finance Team

Chief Financial Officer – Jon Garnier
Logistics Financial Controller – Mark Shimells
Group Reporting Accountant – Ben Norman

Our Group Finance team has a combined 80 years of finance experience, with 25 specifically within the logistics and travel industries. They are dedicated to ensuring that the group maintains and develops effective systems of financial control, to deliver the strategic goals of the group.

Matthew Good Foundation

Chairman – Tim Good
Executive Director – Michelle Taft
Trustee – Julie Good
Trustee – Kevin Harrison
Trustee – Seamus Jennings
Trustee – Jane Nash

After the devastating loss of Matthew – a team of family members and employees came together to run the Matthew Good Foundation. All our trustees were close to Matthew and are dedicated to the success of the foundation in his honour.

Find out more about the Matthew Good Foundation