Group Executive Committee


  • Scott was appointed as Chief Executive in January 2023 having joined Essentra in 2010 as Managing Director of the Components European business and subsequently joined the GEC in January 2014 leading the Components Global Strategy. Prior to joining Essentra, Scott was Head of eCommerce at Electrocomponents plc, where he held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and eCommerce positions during his 17-year career there.

    • Appointed to the Board: April 2022
    • Committee membership: Sustainability
    • Other current appointments: Group Finance and Executive Director at Marshalls Plc
    Jack was the Group Finance and Executive Director of Marshalls plc from October 2014 to April 2021. Previously, Jack served as the Strategy Director and then CFO of AMEC (E&I) between January 2010 and September 2014. Jack is a qualified chartered accountant, has a diploma in treasury management and graduated from the University of Leeds in 1987 with a Bachelors in Economics & Management Studies (Honours) and in 1989 with Masters of Science (Civil Engineering).
  • Emma joined Essentra in 2020 and was appointed as Company Secretary in 2023. Emma previously worked for Which? and Imagination Technologies plc and has experience across a broad range of sectors. Emma leads the governance, compliance, legal and ESG function at Essentra, is a member of the executive team and advises the board and the business on strategic corporate matters.
  • Hugues joined Essentra in 2019 as Managing Director of the Components European business and was appointed to his current role in July 2022. Prior to joining Essentra, Hugues was Global Commercial Director at Coats, where he held a variety of increasingly senior Commercial and P&L management positions during his 16 year career there. Hugues started his career at Moss Plastic Parts and Alliance Plastics which later formed part of Essentra.
  • Rob joined Essentra in 2021 as Supply Chain Director of the Components business. Rob has over 25 years of Supply Chain experience covering end-to-end supply chain across both industrial products and consumer goods sectors. Prior to joining Essentra Rob’s background combines both senior operational leadership roles with business consulting, with a focus on operational transformation and performance improvement.
  • Chris joined Essentra in February 2024 as President, Americas. Prior to joining Essentra, Chris was President of X-Rite, a former Danaher operating company, and brings a wealth of experience with a diverse industrial manufacturing background. He has more than 20 years of experience as a general manager of global operations and various functional enterprise disciplines.

  • Sam joined in 2014 and during his time with Essentra has been primarily responsible for Digital and Hassle Free strategic programmes along with embedding Digital and Data into the business globally. Prior to joining Essentra, Sam spent 11 years at RS Components in a number of increasingly senior Digital and Commercial roles.
  • Richard joined Essentra in 2003 on the graduate programme and was promoted to APAC Managing Director in January 2024. During him time in the company, Richard has held several roles of increasing seniority across Product & Marketing roles. Richard brings a strong commercial background to this role with previous experience of having integrated and ran the APAC based Abric Security Seals acquisition.