DS Smith appoints Darren Littleboy as Group HR Director

Darren Littleboy

DS Smith, the sustainable packaging company, has today announced the appointment of Darren Littleboy as Group HR Director.

He joins the FTSE 100 multinational – which employs over 30,000 people across its Paper, Recycling and Packaging divisions – to lead on a number of strategic priorities for the Group, including furthering its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Following a number of acquisitions in recent years, Darren will also further the development of the company’s employee value proposition.

Darren joins DS Smith from Morgan Advanced Materials, a FTSE250 global manufacturing business where he has been Group HR Director for almost four years.

Darren Littleboy, Group HR Director at DS Smith, comments: “I am joining DS Smith at a crucial time as we further integrate our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ into our people vision shortly after facing the impact of Covid-19. I look forward to sharing my experience across all the divisions to ensure everyone at DS Smith is proud and enabled to realise their potential.”

Miles Roberts, Group Chief Executive at DS Smith said: “I am delighted to welcome Darren to DS Smith. He brings significant experience in building strong HR and people capability to drive business growth within global engineering and manufacturing companies. Darren will be working closely with me and the senior leadership team on developing our people agenda. I’d like to take the opportunity to also thank Jacky Wearn for her contributions.”

This position will be based in DS Smith’s headquarters in Euston Road.