As part of the ongoing Board refreshment process, having served on the Board since 2012, Christel Bories, non-executive director, has retired from the Board, effective from Dec. 5, 2019. In addition, Roberto Newell who has served as a non-executive director since 2011 and as Senior Independent Director since 2017, also retired from the Board, effective from Dec. 5, 2019.
Gonzalo Restrepo has been appointed as the group’s senior independent director, effective from Dec. 6, 2019.
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank both Christel and Roberto for their contribution to Smurfit Kappa during their tenure. The leadership and expertise demonstrated by both was of significant value to the Board and I wish them well in their future endeavors,” said Irial Finan, Smurfit Kappa group chair.