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DS Smith Plc (SMDS.L)

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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 employees29,519

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Miles William RobertsGroup Chief Executive & Executive Director2.64MN/A1964
Mr. Richard Neil Pike ACA, AMCT, ATII, LLBGroup Finance Director & Executive DirectorN/AN/A1970
Anjali KotakInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Iain David Cameron SimmGroup General Counsel & Company SecretaryN/AN/AN/A
Marc ChironSales, Marketing & Innovation DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Hugo FisherGroup Investor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Keith LedbetterChief Financial Officer of Global Plastics and North America Packaging & Paper DivisionsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Alexander ManistyGroup Head of Strategy & InnovationN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Keith TornesManaging Director, Paper, Forestry and Recycling for North AmericaN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2023, 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, heavy duty, fiber base pallets, automotive standard, multi-material, dangerous goods, and e-commerce packaging, as well as packaging for food and drinks, health and beauty, apparel and footwear, home and DIY, and consumer electronics. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including total waste management, paper and cardboard recycling, confidential shredding, and plastics recycling, as well as recycling solutions for the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, paper mills, automotive, pharmaceutical, and public sectors. In addition, the company offers brown, white, and kraft liners; medium/fluting grades; dual-use grades; coated papers; and specialty papers, as well as technical and supply chain services, as well as point of sale display solutions and packaging machine systems. 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 February 2024 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 7; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 1.

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.