DS Smith Plc
Non-Executive Director appointment
13 February 2019
DS Smith Plc today announces the appointment with effect from 1 March 2019 of Rupert Soames to the Company's Board as a Non-Executive Director. He will also join the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Board.
Rupert is currently Group Chief Executive Officer at Serco Group plc and was previously Chief Executive at Aggreko plc, and Chief Executive of Misys plc Banking and Securities Division. Until July 2016 Rupert was also Senior Independent Director of Electrocomponents plc and a member of their Remuneration, Nomination and Audit Committees.
Rupert has a wealth of international operational experience as well as hands on experience of the
Commenting on Rupert's appointment, Gareth Davis, Chairman, said:
"I look forward to working with Rupert on the DS Smith Board and to gaining the benefit of both his operational and corporate experience. I am sure that he will make a very positive contribution."
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