DS Smith, FTSE100 company and global leader in sustainable packaging, announced the appointment of Paul Clarke as Managing Director of the UK & Ireland Packaging Division.

DS Smith takes a pioneering approach to new product innovation in materials and design; with a commitment to working within the circular economy and the opportunity for packaging to play a powerful role in a changing world.

Clarke, who was previously Director of Operations for the Packaging Division, will improve collaboration structures at DS Smith, driving value across our end-to-end supply chain. New product development and innovation, design and research teams are on the agenda; working closely with customers to develop lasting, market-changing solutions with bespoke packaging and product development.

Paul commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this new role and for the opportunity to contribute to leading the DS Smith agenda, with our commitment to developing and redefining packaging solutions for customers around the world and focus on sustainable entrepreneurship ​and innovation.

We have a highly engaged community of talented employees at DS Smith; my first priority is to ensure that we continue to build a healthy, safe and inclusive environment for all. Our people are our best asset; Together, we’ve 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 FMCGs and multinational manufacturers, we are exposed to trends in retail, e-commerce, digital and supply chain, and our focus is firmly on innovative packaging solutions that will support current customers and consumers. , as well as paving the way for future generations.

We need to close the loop through better design, protect the environment by making the most of every fiber, and reduce waste and resources through circular commitments and thoughtful strategic delivery of each new product.”

With more than 3,400 employees in 27 locations across the country, DS Smith Packaging UK and Ireland offers innovative packaging solutions for different environments across retail, industrial and e-commerce routes to market. Serving key industries including food and beverage, consumer goods and automotive, DS Smith helps customers respond to changing shopping habits with the sustainable packaging solutions society needs.

The new appointment reflects the organizational changes taking place at DS Smith as a result of strong demand for services in the Packaging, Paper Products and Recycling divisions.

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