SMDS.L - DS Smith Plc

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DS Smith Plc

1 Paddington Square
Level 3
London W2 1DL
United Kingdom
44 20 7756 1800

Sector(s)Consumer Cyclical
IndustryPackaging & Containers
Full-time employees29,584

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Miles William RobertsGroup Chief Exec. & Exec. Director2.58MN/A1964
Mr. Adrian R. T. MarshGroup Fin. Director & Exec. Director1.35MN/A1967
Anjali KotakInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Iain SimmGroup Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Hugo FisherGroup Communications DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Marc ChironSales, Marketing & Innovation DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Alan TaylorInterim Group HR DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Keith LedbetterChief Financial Officer of Global Plastics and North America Packaging & Paper DivisionsN/AN/AN/A
Louise BenthamHead Of Group RewardN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Alexander ManistyGroup Head of StrategyN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2022, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in GBp.


DS Smith Plc provides packaging solutions, paper products, and recycling services worldwide. The company offers transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, cushioning, and electrostatic discharge packaging products, as well as wrap arounds, trays, and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; packaging machine systems; and Sizzlepak, a stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides outdoor advertising services. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including total waste management, paper and cardboard recycling, confidential shredding, and coffee cups and plastics recycling, as well as equipment for the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, paper mills, automotive, and public sectors. In addition, the company offers recycled corrugated case materials, specialty papers, and kraft liners, as well as related technical and supply chain services. It provides its packaging solutions for the food and drink, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce and e-retail, and converter industries. The company was formerly known as David S. Smith (Holdings) PLC and changed its name to DS Smith Plc in 2001. DS Smith Plc was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

DS Smith Plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 June 2023 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 5; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.