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 as Head of Governance and was promoted to Company Secretary in January 2023. Prior to moving to Essentra, Emma worked for Which? and Imagination Technologies and has held a variety of governance related roles during her career. Emma is responsible for all legal, governance and compliance matters and leads ESG initiatives across the organisation. Emma is a qualified company secretary.
  • 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.
  • Catherine joined Essentra as Chief People Officer in August 2023 and is a highly experienced HR Director, with over 25 years’ experience. She has held a number of HR Director roles at leading companies such as Rentokil-Initial plc, Flutter Entertainment plc, BGL Group, Santander and was Chief People Officer at Virgin Media for several years. Catherine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and is a member of the Advisory Board of Dial Global, a leadership community focused on inclusion, which Catherine is extremely passionate about.

    Catherine also holds a role as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees at Staffline Plc, where she is also a Member of the Audit Committee.

  • 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.
  • Gabriele joined Essentra in 2019 as Finance Director for the Components business. Prior to joining Essentra, she worked across Manufacturing & Distribution, Consumer, Media and Market Research in privately owned and listed businesses. Gabriele held a variety of Finance and wider leadership roles with a focus on business growth and change. She is a professional certified Coach from Henley Business School.