For DS Smith Recycling

DS Smith has appointed John Melia to the role of Managing Director for its UK recycling division. He supersedes Mat Prosser, who takes up a new post as Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation (Europe).

As Managing Director, John will lead DS Smith’s UK operations, set against a backdrop of the growing public recognition that effective recycling will be crucial in cementing the UK as a leader in pioneering a truly sustainable economy. A key element of this will be managing the UK collection, processing and supply of paper for recycling (PfR) within the context of DS Smith’s own closed loop recycled packaging model, as well as the supply of quality materials for recycling to its recycling partners across the globe.