Joined the Board in January 2015 and became the Senior Independent Director in July 2019. Paul is Group Chief Executive of Essentra plc, a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre and foam products. Paul has wide experience in global manufacturing, commercial as well as strategy consultancy and M&A advisory services. He brings insight into the commercialisation of innovation pipelines and the implementation of business-to-business customer and market-led strategies in a large multinational company. Prior to joining Essentra, he was the Chief Executive of Coats Group plc between 2009 and 2016, the leading global industrial thread and consumer textiles crafts business, Group Chief Executive of Low & Bonar PLC, a global performance materials group, and was previously Managing Director at Unipart International, a leading European automotive aftermarket supplier. Paul also served as a non-executive director at Brammer plc from 2006 to 2010.
Member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.