• Appointed to the Board: December 2015
    • Committee membership: Nomination (Chairman)
    • External appointments: Chairman of Forterra plc, John Laing Infrastructure Fund and Knight Square Holdings
    • Past appointments: 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

    Following his appointment to the Board in December 2015, Paul was made Chairman in May 2016.  Paul is currently Chairman of the FTSE 250 company John Laing Infrastructure Fund (stepping down on 30 September 2017), 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 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, 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.

    • Appointed to the Board: July 2017
    • Committee membership: Audit, 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 and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Oversight Committee of Saranac Partners. Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Department of Transport and of Crown Agents Ltd
    • Past appointments: Non-Executive Director of Cape plc - a global industrial services company, and of London 2012 - the London Development Agency, Woodford Investment Managers and Crown Agents Bank Ltd.
    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 and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Oversight Committee of Saranac Partners, a wealth management partnership.  Mary is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Department of Transport in the UK and of Crown Agents Ltd, an international development company with partners in nearly 100 countries: both these appointments are due to cease at the end of September 2017.  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
    • External appointments: Non-Executive Director of AptarGroup, Inc.
    • 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.
  • 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.