• Appointed to the Board: December 2015
    • Committee membership: Nomination (Chairman)
    • External appointments: Non-Executive Chairman of McCarthy & Stone plc and Knight Square Holdings
    • Past appointments: Chief Executive of VT Group plc and Graseby plc, Chairman of John Laing Infrastructure Fund and Greenergy, Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty plc, President of the Society of Maritime Industries, the BSA and the Engineering Employers Federation

    Following his appointment to the Board in December 2015, Paul was made Non-Executive Chairman in May 2016.  Paul is currently Non-Executive Chairman of McCarthy & Stone plc and Knight Square Holdings. Paul brings a wealth of experience to Essentra, gained in increasingly senior operational and strategic executive roles, and has also served on a number of Boards in a Non-Executive capacity for more than 20 years.

    • Appointed to the Board: January 2017
    • Committee membership: Nomination
    • External appointments: Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc
    • Past appointments: Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc and Low & Bonar PLC, Non-Executive Director of Brammer plc

    Prior to joining Essentra, Paul was Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc - the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer - for seven years, where he oversaw company rationalisation as well as growth through acquisition, instigated and delivered a clear vision and corporate strategy, drove material improvements in financial performance and built the momentum to position the business as an innovative and global industry leader.

    Before assuming the role of Group Chief Executive, Paul held a number of increasingly senior operational and strategic positions at a variety of companies, and has a proven track record of international manufacturing experience at the highest level.


    • Appointed to the Board: November 2018

    Lily joined Essentra as Chief Financial Officer in 2018, before which she was CFO of Xaar Plc Group, a FTSE listed inkjet technology developer and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads. Prior to this, Lily was CFO, Smiths Detection at Smiths Group Plc, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

    Lily began her career with a Chinese investment firm before emigrating to Australia to complete an MBA, and she has worked across three continents (Asia, Europe and Australia).

     
    • Appointed to the Board: April 2015
    • Committee membership: Audit, Remuneration and Nomination
    • Past appointments: Chief Executive of DCC plc

    Tommy recently retired as Chief Executive of DCC plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, headquartered in Dublin and with operations in 13 countries. Tommy brings significant experience to Essentra, in particular of growing diverse businesses both organically and via acquisition during his 30-year career with DCC.

    • Appointed to the Board: July 2013
    • Committee membership: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Nomination
    • External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Sonae - SGPS, S.A. and of TP ICAP plc
    • Past appointments: Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Jupiter Fund Management plc, Non-Executive Director of Aegis Group plc and Colt Group S.A.
    Lorraine began her executive career at Citibank, and has some 20 years' experience in Human Resources at such blue-chip companies as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts NatWest Group. Lorraine currently combines her Board work with consultancy at and around Board level in Director development.
    • Appointed to the Board: July 2017
    • Committee membership: Audit (Chairman), Remuneration, Nomination
    • External appointments: Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Travelzoo and of Ferrexpo plc. Non-Executive Director of Mitie Group plc.
    • Past appointments: Non-Executive Director of Cape plc - a global industrial services company, and of London 2012 - the London Development Agency, Woodford Investment Managers, Crown Agents Ltd and Crown Agents Bank Ltd, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Department of Transport, Chair of the Oversight Committee of Saranac Partners, a wealth management partnership.
    Mary is currently Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of global media internet company Travelzoo - a US-listed publisher of travel, entertainment and local offers – and of Ferrexpo Plc, an iron ore mining company.  She is a Non-Executive Director of Mitie Group plc, a facilities management company. Mary brings a wealth of accounting, finance and international management experience to Essentra, having previously been a Partner of Deloitte LLP for more than twenty years, as well as serving on a number of Boards in a Non-Executive capacity since 2000.
    • Appointed to the Board: July 2017
    • Committee membership: Remuneration and Nomination
    • External appointments: Non-Executive Director of AptarGroup, Inc. and of Huhtamäki Oyj
    • Past appointments: Non-Executive Director of AMVIG
    Based in Singapore, Ralf is currently a senior adviser to private equity firms and an independent consultant.  He was previously President and Managing Director of Amcor Flexibles – Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Group Executive Team of Amcor, the world leader in packaging with operations in approximately 40 countries and revenue of approximately US$10bn.  Ralf brings extensive international experience in the packaging industry to Essentra, gained over many years and through living and working across three continents.
    • Appointed to the Board: June 2019
    • Committee membership: Remuneration (Chairman Designate), Audit, Nomination
    • External appointments: Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales
    • Past appointments: Partner in Deloitte LLP and Deloitte NSE LLP

    Nicki brings extensive advisory experience to Essentra, having provided Board level counsel to many UK and international businesses over more than twenty five years as an executive remuneration consultant. Nicki has been a Partner of Deloitte LLP and led the Deloitte “Women on Boards” programme, as well as teaching a number of programmes for Non-Executive Directors. Nicki is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. Nicki combines her Board work with advice on senior executive career strategy and development.

  • Jon Green joined Essentra in March 2005, and was appointed Company Secretary & General Counsel in July 2005. Prior to joining Essentra, Jon worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of large international businesses, including Hays plc and Unilever plc. Jon is a qualified solicitor.