Bryan Semple

Innovate 360

Customer Solutions Director

21-30 September 2018
Zambia, Southern Africa

About Bryan Semple

I am an independent supply chain consultant working mainly in the healthcare, 3PL and e-commerce sectors.

Having done a bit of mountain biking in the past in the Peak District, North Wales and the Lakes, I switched to a gravel/cross bike a couple of years ago as a result of working on a project for a very well known cycling, running and triathlon equipment online retailer, inspiring me to get a bit fitter.

A lover of the great outdoors, I have taken part in a few off-road duathlons, trail runs, AdventureX and road sportives and joined my local cycling club in 2017.  I completed my first major cycling challenge, riding Coast to Coast from Whitehaven, Cumbria to Tynemouth in October.  Feeling inspired by this achievement I picked up the phone and managed to secure one of the last places on the Zambia challenge.

I was particularly keen to join the Cycle Zambia challenge as the provision of healthcare in Africa has a very clear resonance with my professional life.  I have worked in the healthcare sector in various roles over the past 12 years, including most recently with NHS Blood and Transplant.  I have also worked and spoken at conferences in Africa, working with governments, aid agencies and NGOs, helping to build healthcare facilities in sub-saharan Africa. However, I am even more inspired by the work of Transaid and the CILT and this is a great opportunity to do something extraordinary to support their efforts.

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