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Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS)


Wednesday 09 March, 2022

Smith (DS) PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 1886E
Smith (DS) PLC
09 March 2022

DS Smith Plc

Non-Executive Director appointment


DS Smith Plc today announces the appointment with effect from 1 June 2022 of Alan Johnson to the Company's Board as a Non-Executive Director. He will also join the Audit,  Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the Board.

Alan has a strong financial background in consumer goods and retail, having held a number of senior finance positions at Unilever during a 30-year career, including Chief Audit Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the Global Foods Division. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and then a Non-Executive Director at food retailer Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, SA until April 2016. Alan is currently a non-executive director of Imperial Brands plc and William Grant and Sons Ltd, as well as President and Chair of the Board of the International Federation of Accountants and a member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Valuation Standards Council.


Commenting on Alan's appointment, Geoff Drabble, Chairman, said:

"I look forward to working with Alan on the DS Smith Board and to gaining the benefit of his extensive financial and international FMCG experience. As we enter the next phase of growth for the Group I am sure that he will make a very positive contribution."

There is no further information to disclose in accordance with LR 9.6.13.



Iain Simm

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary



DS Smith Plc  +44 (0)20 7756 1800



Hugo Fisher, Group Investor Relations Director

Anjali Kotak, Investor Relations Director



Greg Dawson, Group Corporate Affairs Director


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