New Group HR Director for DS Smith

DS Smith has confirmed the appointment of Darren Littleboy (pictured left) as Group HR Director. A commercially-focused, internationally experienced HR executive, Littleboy has a demonstrable record of building high performing HR teams and delivering business transformation within publicly listed businesses.

Following a number of acquisitions in recent years by DS Smith, he will also further the development of the company’s employee value proposition.

Commenting on his new role, Littleboy said, “I am joining DS Smith at a crucial time as we further integrate our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ into our people vision shortly after facing the impact of Covid-19. I look forward to sharing my experience across all the divisions to ensure everyone at DS Smith is proud and enabled to realise their potential.”

Reporting to Chief Executive Miles Roberts, Littleboy will replace Jacky Wearn who had been holding the position of Interim Group HR Director. She will now take on the role of Divisional HR Director for DS Smith’s Paper and Recycling divisions.


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