Our Trustees are a diverse group people with shared values around achieving social impact using the bike as a mean of transport.

We believe that, in the long term, having a diverse and inclusive board makes for better discussion, better decision making, and better organisational impact.

It also better reflects the people, businesses and communities that we support.

We encourage applications from those typically underrepresented on boards and from those who feel that they can bring additional and alternative experiences and perspectives. We are not recruiting but please feel free to drop Greg an email and he’ll get in touch when we’re ready.

Please contact our Cycling Enthusiast Officer (CEO) Greg if you have any questions about our Board.

 

50/50 By 2020 Working for Diversity in the Boardroom

Matthew Smedley
Matthew Smedley
Matthew Smedley

Chair

Management Consultant – V Group

Originally from Derbyshire, with a stop-over in Manchester for around a decade, Matthew has lived in Glasgow now for 7 years. Since arriving in Glasgow he has rediscovered a love after making a commitment to try and create a better environment for his daughter. He commited to active travel and has replaced most journeys to be cycle journeys.  

Matthew’s role as a Management Consultant has seen him work in many different sectors (including Retail, Finance, Utilities & Logistics) mainly focusing on Strategy creation and Process Improvement.

Matthew is the most recent addition to the board of Bike for Good and was attracted to the organisation after experiencing first hand the excellent service delivered by many of the services offered on his journey back into cycling and an instant connection to the goals and values.

Yingru Li
Yingru Li
Yingru Li

Co-Treasurer

Lecturer in Accounting
Yingru came to Glasgow for study in 2010, and is now a lecturer in Accounting.
Yingru is interested in not just numbers and calculations but also how calculations are accomplished and their implications.
She is passionate about making business more ethical and responsible.
After joined Bike for Good as a trustee in 2018, Yingru says it has been amazing to see how the organization grows and develops; and how it manages to overcome challenges and makes an impact in the community.
Sam Groves
Sam Groves
Sam Groves

Self- employed in service design and digital

Having attended a number of Digital Trustees Scotland match-making events, Sam was been waiting for the right opportunity to bring her service design and digital skills to a Trustee role. As a very active cyclist, Bike for Good made the most sense to combine a passion with contributing to a great social enterprise.

Sam is passionate about helping organisations understand that great customer experiences means designing services that start with the people who are using them, and the only way to do this, is to design with them, not for them.

Having spent the last 5 years working in digital transformation projects across the public sector, Sam also brings this knowledge and experience to Bike for Good.

In her spare time, Sam lives in Stirling with her 2 cats, partner and quite a few bikes. She loves to travel, and always with a bike involved.

Ruth Oliver
Ruth Oliver
Ruth Oliver

With a background in sales and marketing, Ruth currently works in business development within the university sector, and comes to Bike for Good with strong stakeholder management skills and commercial awareness. Ruth joined the board after initially engaging with Bike for Good as a customer, and credits Bike for Good in supporting her on the journey from nervous cyclist to confident commuter and cycle tourist, and discovering a love of cycling that will last a lifetime.

Nick Ford
Nick Ford
Nick Ford

A highly experienced and effective senior leader of commercial and procurement, Nick has a successful and extensive track record of implementing commercial transformation  programmes, which deliver significant value for money benefits and continuous improvements in operational delivery. Following over 25 years within the private sector specialising in procurement, commercial and project management, in roles across the UK, USA, Australia and Spain, Nick joined the public sector as part of HMG’s Commercial Functional Leadership Group. Spending 8 years as Head of Commercial and Procurement at the Department for International Development, he is now Director of Procurement and Property at Scottish Government.With a passion for the development of both people and the profession, Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Previously a CIPS Regional Chair and regular keynote speaker at conferences, Nick continues to encourage learning for improved practice, including as an active mentor for Procurement and Commercial professionals. He is a keen cyclist, having competed in both mountain bike and road bike races. Ideally his daily commute is by bike, and his holidays and weekends are spent exploring new places on  cycle-touring expeditions and drinking good coffee. Being a Trustee for Bike for Good enables Nick to combine his professional experience with his hobby.