Our People2019-12-23T11:28:10+00:00

Our People

Leadership team

Alan Platt
Alan PlattChairman
Alan is Chairman of John Good Shipping and Managing Director for the John Good Group of companies. Alan joined John Good Shipping in 1998, and his vast experience in the shipping and logistics industry has been the driving force behind John Good’s continuous growth and innovation. Passionate about the company’s family history, ownership and values, Alan places great emphasis on culture and staff engagement, creating a fun and inspiring environment for John Good’s experienced and knowledgeable people who are renowned for their commitment to providing high-quality services.
Seamus Jennings
Seamus JenningsManaging Director
Seamus is Managing Director of John Good Shipping and has been with the company for over 25 years. Seamus uses his extensive experience to secure sustained growth of the business while ensuring our services and solutions are always improving. Seamus is incredibly focussed 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.
 Jon Garnier
Jon GarnierFinance Director
With over 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting, Jon joined the business in 2003 to oversee all aspects of John Good’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 the industries our customers operate in. Jon leads a dedicated and loyal finance team who are motivated to provide a service second to none.
Paul Ferguson
Paul FergusonSales Director
Paul is John Good’s Sales Director and leads our sales, account management and marketing teams. Paul joined John Good in 2003 and has worked in a number of roles which have given him an in-depth understanding of our operations and how our solutions help solve the problems faced by our customers. Paul is passionate about technology and always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to delight our customers.
Pete Fitzgerald
Pete FitzgeraldProcurement Director
With over 21 years’ experience in the shipping and logistics industry, Pete brings a significant amount of knowledge to our board. After working in major freight forwarding companies such as DFDS and TDG, in 2003 Pete founded his own freight forwarding business, CBI Transportation UK, which John Good later acquired.

Pete joined the John Good board in 2012 as Procurement Director and is responsible for obtaining competitive and reliable contracts from suppliers and shipping lines, which is crucial to ensure our services remain cost effective. Pete is an expert in Mediterranean-UK and the Far East-UK trade as well as emerging markets and is passionate about customer service and ‘going the extra mile’ for our customers.

Stuart Gosling
Stuart GoslingDirector
Stuart has over 30 years’ experience in shipping, transport and warehousing and is responsible for our warehousing and distribution services. After joining the business in 2007, Stuart has been instrumental in developing our market-leading warehouse management systems, while ensuring we achieved and maintain industry accreditations such as BRC (British Retail Consortium) and AEO (Authorised Economic Operator), which are testament to Stuart’s commitment to delivering professional services of the highest standards.

Stuart is passionate about continual improvement, and it’s his constant desire to do things better that ensures our customers benefit from reduced costs, a more efficient supply chain, reduced carbon footprint and cost-effective logistics and distribution.

Rachel Davies
Rachel DaviesAssociate Director
Rachel has worked in the shipping industry for 30 years and has been with John Good Shipping since 2000. Working across freight forwarding, customs formalities and port agency services, Rachel is an expert in the major ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway. Rachel continues to play a leading role in developing our haulage activities in Tilbury and Felixstowe and her knowledge and expertise play a vital role in maintaining quality standards and retaining our AEO status.
Darren Spence
Darren SpenceAssociate Director
Darren is responsible for business development in the South-East of England and is devoted to understanding customer needs and developing solutions to meet them. Darren joined John Good Shipping in 1993 and has over 25 years experience in the shipping industry including extensive knowledge of import and export procedures and port operations.
Andy Sedman
Andy SedmanIT Manager
Andy has over 20 years’ experience of IT within the shipping and logistics industry and has been responsible for our IT solutions since 2004. Andy thrives on solving problems and finding innovative solutions for them and plays a crucial role in ensuring our technology remains at the forefront of our industry.






As a first time importer from the Far East, the process can be quite daunting. John Good has provided exceptional service and support right through the process. I would highly recommend John Good Shipping to any other business looking to source product direct from factories around the world.

Thank you for your help and participation… and the level of involvement and assistance… the professionalism of the team at John Good Shipping has been displayed at each opportunity presented.

I just really want to comment on John Good Shipping as a company. I got in touch with them when I was at the bottom to the learning curve for importing and they were – and still are – very supportive. Thank you!

We began using John Good Shipping in October 2000 and have since passed two customs audits without any problems. The staff are dedicated in helping us achieve an efficient process.

For many years John Good Shipping has provided port agency services to Hamburg Sud in the UK. In light of this close cooperation, we at Hamburg Sud UK are pleased to commend the services of John Good Shipping and to wish the company continued success.

We are very fortunate in having the support, professionalism, commitment and quality of service that John Good Shipping has provided us over all these years. We would strongly recommend them to support your business needs as an Agent in the Port of Felixstowe.

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Orchid Road, Hessle,
East Riding of Yorkshire,
HU13 0DH

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