John Good Group grows leadership team with two strategic hires

John Good Group has announced two new additions to its executive leadership team. The move has scaled its leadership team to match its ambitious plans to develop further and expand its products and services.

David North, Adam Walsh and Rich Quelch

The new hires include former Origin Pharma Packaging Marketing Director Rich Quelch joining as Chief Marketing Officer and former Good Travel Management Director David North as Chief Innovation Officer.

Rich Quelch, who joins as Chief Marketing Officer, brings 15 years of marketing experience from both a business and agency perspective and will be responsible for the marketing strategy across the John Good Group and its subsidiaries. 

Commenting on his appointment, Rich said: “It is an exciting time to be joining the team. Born in Hull and growing up in the same area as the John Good Group, I was drawn by its purpose-led approach and vision; it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I can’t wait to support the Group’s future growth aspirations, but more importantly, the passion for delivering a positive social and environmental impact we have set out to achieve in the coming years.”

David North, who joins as Chief Innovation Officer, brings extensive experience in product, services, and proposition, with a career spanning 20 years within travel and technology companies. David will drive innovation across the Group and be integral in building on the great work already in place and establishing a leading innovation function focused on client needs and driving additional value.

The appointments come as John Good Group continues to strengthen its senior leadership team as it focuses on the growth of its subsidiaries as well as new innovative and sustainable businesses. These latest hires follow the appointment of Adam Walsh as CEO earlier this year, Ben Norman as CFO and Rupen Shah and Michelle Taft as Non-Executive Directors.

Adam Walsh, John Good Group CEO, said that the company is recruiting talent to match its ambitions: “Rich and David bring great knowledge and insight to the Group, and I am delighted to welcome them to the team as we advance our growth goals and expectations for the business.”