Jo Bamford



About Jo

Jo Bamford is Executive Chairman of Ryse Hydrogen Limited, responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the business. Jo founded Ryse with the aim to harness the potential of green hydrogen to totally decarbonise the UK’s heavy transport sector, starting with buses.

As of 2019, he is also the founder and owner of Bamford Bus Company and the Executive Chairman of Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus. Since acquiring Wrightbus, Jo and his team have been working to building a successful future for the business and ensuring this global brand is at the forefront of the innovations taking place in this vital industry.

Alongside these roles, Jo is a board member of one of the UK’s largest industrial conglomerates, JCB Ltd., which is entirely owned by the Bamford family.

Jo is a venture investor, a clean energy enthusiast and is driven to grow low carbon businesses of the future.