New MD for DS Smith Packaging Division in UK & Ireland

DS Smith has confirmed the appointment of Paul Clarke as Managing Director of the Packaging Division within the UK and Ireland.

Clarke (pictured left) who was formerly Operations Director for the Packaging Division will improve collaborative structures across DS Smith, unlocking value across the end-to-end supply chain. New product development and innovation, design and research teams are all on the agenda; working closely with customers to develop lasting and market changing solutions with bespoke packaging and product development.

Clarke comments, “I am delighted to be appointed to this new role and for the opportunity to contribute to spearheading the DS Smith agenda, with our commitment to developing and redefining packaging solutions for customers worldwide and a focus on sustainable ventures and innovation. We have a highly engaged community of talented employees within DS Smith; my priority first and foremost is to ensure we continue to build a healthy, safe and inclusive environment for all.

“Our people are our best asset; together we have had to be more resilient than ever in recent years as we help our customers navigate a challenging economic environment. As a FTSE 100 sustainable business working with the world’s largest multi-national FMCGs and manufacturers, we are exposed to trends in retail, e-commerce, digital and supply chain, and our focus is firmly on innovating packaging solutions that will support both current customers and consumers as well as pave the path ahead for future generations.”

He concludes, “We need to close the loop through better design, protect the environment by making the most of every fibre, and reduce waste and resources through circular appointments and careful strategic delivery of each and every new product.”

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