Serco Boss Rupert Soames Joins Board Of DS Smith As Non-Exec Director

LONDON (Alliance News) - Packaging firm DS Smith PLC on Wednesday announced the appointment of ...

Alliance News 13 February, 2019 | 10:37AM
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LONDON (Alliance News) - Packaging firm DS Smith PLC on Wednesday announced the appointment of Serco Group PLC Chief Executive Rupert Soames as non-executive director.

Soames has previously headed up power generation equipment rental firm Aggreko PLC, and also led Misys PLC's Banking & Securities division.

Chair Gareth Davies said: "I look forward to working with Rupert on the DS Smith board and to gaining the benefit of both his operational and corporate experience. I am sure he will make a very positive contribution."

DS Smith shares were up 4.9% on Wednesday at a price of 352.36 pence each.

By George Collard; georgecollard@alliancenews.com

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Securities Mentioned in Article
Security Name Price Change (%) Morningstar Rating
Smith (DS) PLC 324.20 GBX -1.88 -
Aggreko PLC 772.80 GBX -0.92 -
Serco Group PLC 141.00 GBX -0.63 -
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