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

    Appointed to the Board in December 2015, Paul is currently Chairman of the FTSE 250 company John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Greenergy - the second largest private company in the UK – Forterra 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
    • External appointments: 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: October 2015
    Stefan joined Essentra as Corporate Development Director in 2013, before which he was Finance Director - Emerging Markets at Gilbarco Veeder Root from 2011, having initially joined the Danaher Corporation as Director, Corporate Development - Europe in 2005. Prior to this, Stefan worked in investment banking at JP Morgan and in accountancy at Arthur Andersen.
    • Appointed to the Board: June 2009
    • Committee membership: Audit (Chairman), Nomination, Remuneration
    • External appointments: Senior Independent Non - Executive Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of X Power Limited with effect from 1 January 2015
    • Past appointments: Chief Executive of Meggitt plc, Director of Lucas plc

    Terry has considerable mergers and acquisitions experience and has also held a number of senior finance roles, including having previously been Finance Director of Meggitt plc. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Terry was Chief Executive of Meggitt plc.

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

    Tommy is currently 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, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Jupiter Fund Management plc, Non-Executive Director of Sonae - SGPS, S.A.
    • Past appointments: 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.

  • 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.