DS Smith appoints new group HR Director


DS Smith has announced the appointment of Darren Littleboy as Group HR director. A commercially-focused, internationally experienced HR executive, Darren has a demonstrable record of building high performing HR teams and delivering business transformation within publicly listed businesses. Littleboy joins DS Smith to lead on a number of strategic priorities for the Group, including furthering its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Following a number of acquisitions in recent years, Darren will also further the development of the company’s employee value proposition. Commenting on his new role, Darren Littleboy said: «I am joining DS Smith at a crucial time as we further integrate our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ into our people vision shortly after facing the impact of Covid-19. I look forward to sharing my experience across all the divisions to ensure everyone at DS Smith is proud and enabled to realise their potential.»

Reporting to Miles Roberts, the company’s Chief Executive Director, Darren Littleboy will replace Jacky Wearn, who had been holding the position of Interim Group HR Director. She will now take on the role of Divisional HR director for DS Smith’s Paper and Recycling divisions.